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post #11 of 13 Old 04-08-2013, 03:30 PM
actually we are all correct.

It does provide a high oxygen environment for aerobic bacteria which does reduce ammonia and nitrItes to nitrates.

And is also acts as an algae turf scrubber growing algae which consume ammonia and nitrates as well as carbon dioxide (from the air and water) returning oxygen and producing algaeor even cyano.

so when the wheel is turning and full of the uckie green stuff nitrates are being consumes. and if present ammonia directly as well. Locally, several people report 0 nitrates with bio wheels.

Cleaning the wheel actually degrades that perfromance.

my .02

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

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post #12 of 13 Old 04-08-2013, 03:38 PM
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they are wrapped with a paper band that says they never need replaceing unless damaged and never need cleaning. well atleast we all came together there to explain how a bio wheel works :P
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post #13 of 13 Old 04-13-2013, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
I've always thought that the bio wheel thing was hokum and gimmicky, but they have always kept my tanks in better condition than any other filters I have I keep using the bio wheel filters.
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