new nano with tetratec ex canister filter (help)

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  1. brettb2020

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    my LFS has 5foot marine tank running with just a canister and the tank is beautiful. he suggested that i should get one too so i did some research and started a thread on it etc, and i came to a conclusion and bought one.

    my LFS didnt mention anything about the filter media inside the filter. yes it has bio balls and will become a NO3 factory unless cleaned often with weekly water changes which i dont mind:) i love spending time with my tank:)

    but could i change the bioballs with some broken up live rock? iv heard of somebody doing this, but thats all i have heard.

    what other changes could i possibly do? if any. and any suggestions please?:thumbup:
     
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    Broken up LR defeats the point of having LR, you may as well use bio balls. Well it also depends on how small you make it. It is all about the bacteria etc living deep inside the LR.

    My2c.
     
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    ok that makes sense. what about using a few small pieces. there is alot of space in there. could probably fit about 1-2kg of live rock
     
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    1 big piece will be better.

    You should think about sticking to one thread as I see you have 2 with very similar questions.
     
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