Box of Bio Balls

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Box of Bio Balls

Post by Jon_D » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:14 am

Free to anyone who wants them.  No postage or anything, I just want the space in my cupboard.  Consider this an early Christmas Prezzie from me.  I ordered them thinking they were the little things you pop into your filter.  Anyway, another lesson learned for this newbie!  Image
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RE: Box of Bio Balls

Post by Annie » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:29 pm

What are they for if they don’t go in a filter ?
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RE: Box of Bio Balls

Post by Ric » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:40 pm

Yes, same here - I thought you'd use them to increase surface areas for bacteria to grow on?

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RE: Box of Bio Balls

Post by Jon_D » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:42 pm

Yep, they are to increase suface area for bacteria, but these are too big to go into my filters; 1 inch diameter each. Not a lot on YouTube for these particular ones either.
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RE: Box of Bio Balls

Post by jacksdad » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:45 pm

They do go in the (external) filter, to trap good bacteria, but they are pretty rubbish! Sintered glass or the various cast sand/clay media like Biohome Ultimate are much better, but expensive.
I think you wanted them there bio balls that slowly dissolve inside the filter & tank, to build up good bacteria: I got a bag of 'Gel filter balls' when I ordered Biohome Ultimate from Pro Filter, they seed the new media and promote good bacteria growth, they are available in tubs of 100
https://filterpro.co.uk/gel-filter-star ... 0-50-p.asp    :)
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RE: Box of Bio Balls

Post by fr499y » Tue Oct 15, 2019 13:08 pm

Plastics have been used for years, and are a good media if used correctly :)

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Re: Box of Bio Balls

Post by Jon_D » Wed Nov 27, 2019 16:20 pm

Box now gone.

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Re: Box of Bio Balls

Post by mikeyw64 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 16:23 pm

Jon_D wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 16:20 pm
Box now gone.
What about the BioBalls?
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Re: Box of Bio Balls

Post by Gingerlove05 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 17:14 pm

mikeyw64 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 16:23 pm
Jon_D wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 16:20 pm
Box now gone.
What about the BioBalls?
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