bioballs create nitrates? No. But neglect does - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks » Beginner Saltwater Aquariums » Saltwater Aquarium Equipment » bioballs create nitrates? No. But neglect does

bioballs create nitrates? No. But neglect does

This is a discussion on bioballs create nitrates? No. But neglect does within the Saltwater Aquarium Equipment forums, part of the Beginner Saltwater Aquariums category; --> wow, I'm lost too, there is something wrong in my tank at the moment (last 3-4 months) but did run well with a good ...

Check out these saltwater fish profiles
Blue Chromis
Blue Chromis
Percula Clownfish
Percula Clownfish
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
bioballs create nitrates? No. But neglect does
Old 04-27-2007, 07:52 PM   #11
 
Robnjo's Avatar
 
wow, I'm lost too, there is something wrong in my tank at the moment (last 3-4 months) but did run well with a good load of fish for almost 10years?
what should you have in a sump if bio-balls/cubes create nitrate?
Rob.
Robnjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2007, 07:59 PM   #12
 
In my sump I have a skimmer, uv sterilizer. With alot of macro algea, and about 20lbs of live rock rubble thats it. My nitrates never raise above 10ppm.
usmc121581 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2007, 10:24 PM   #13
 
caferacermike's Avatar
 
And I'll stress it one more time..... It's not the bio balls that create the problem, it is the lack of attention they generally receive. Do you take them all out and rinse them clean about once every 3 months? Do you tear apart the sump and wet vac it sparkly clean? Typically that answer is no. Most people will leave it as is for 5-10-15 or more years. Look at the shape of them, they are built and intended for BIOFILTRATION not MECHANICAL FILTRATION. However they are perfectly shaped to catch and hold onto particulate matter. As that matter decomposes, rots, away it releases excess nutrients to the tank. They should be kept as clean as possible to maximize their effect.
caferacermike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2007, 05:36 AM   #14
 
Robnjo's Avatar
 
I think I will be flushing them clean alot more often now that I have done it (yesterday), I was told not to touch the sump but now that infos over 10 years old and my tank has been on slow down-hill slide over the years.
I've learnt more in the last few days on here then the whole time I've been into Salt.
Thanks guys/gals
Robnjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2007, 05:54 PM   #15
 
caferacermike's Avatar
 
Sounds great but remember to work slowly. It took 10 years for your tank to slide...... Don't fix it in 10 days. Just do a little bit at a time or you could upset the Karmic balance it currently has.
caferacermike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bioballs VS Live Rock HardCory Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 10 08-04-2009 06:01 PM
How can you grow/create Phytoplankton? Phastanscottsage Invertebrates 0 07-20-2009 09:58 AM
Spiders create giant web Lupin Off Topic Discussions 6 09-01-2007 05:20 AM
ceramic noodles Vs bioballs saint Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 5 04-29-2007 06:23 PM


« Lighting | UV's »
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:46 AM.