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thormoto 05-02-2012 01:11 PM

Bio balls
 
i just got a bio cube 29 and i was wondering if i should get rid of the bio balls or keep them?

onefish2fish 05-02-2012 04:44 PM

get rid of them, they will slowly build up and collect debris and detritus allowing it enough time to break down into excess nutrients. your live rock will be all the bio balls you need.

Reefing Madness 05-02-2012 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by onefish2fish (Post 1067292)
get rid of them, they will slowly build up and collect debris and detritus allowing it enough time to break down into excess nutrients. your live rock will be all the bio balls you need.

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thormoto 05-02-2012 07:14 PM

do you have any suggestions as to what i should replace it with or should i leave it empty?

Reefing Madness 05-02-2012 07:16 PM

Leave it empty. You can always throw GFO or Carbon in there when you need it.

thormoto 05-02-2012 07:25 PM

what is GFO im not familiar with all the reef acronyms yet

Reefing Madness 05-02-2012 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by thormoto (Post 1067515)
what is GFO im not familiar with all the reef acronyms yet

Granular Feric Oxide.
Iron Oxide Hydroxide (GFO) Phosphate Binders by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com


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