one good use for bio balls

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by magman, 5 Oct 2009.

  1. magman

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    When I changed my sump over from a nitrate pit to a DSB, I left some of the bio balls ontop floating, to also help seed. I am now due to start taking them out one by one, but now have an idea that it will be more useful to leave them in.

    My sump is a standered 4 foot, over a metre of it is sand, even the skimmer sits in a tupperware dish on top of the sand. The return pump is going the same way, so that even the last section will be all sand. The bio balls all float over the first metre, and the water coming out the skimmer, slowly stirs the balls. They do move very slowly and roll slowly over. My view is that they can't trap any detrus at all, the only negative thing is they may block some light going to the cheato. Am I rght in thinking this? If this does not work, they going to the driving range
     
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    I used my old bio-balls in my koi dam filter. It runs with a trickle type of set-up. Made by Ultra-Zap.
     
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    I cant see why it would trap nitrates if it moves.
     
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