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Use of Bio Balls Filter System

bio balls filter systemBio Balls can function as an important biological filter media and it can be used with different aquarium filter system like trickle filter and external power filter. Good thing about bio balls is that unlike other conventional filter media which can wear off and expire over time, it will stay the same and basically all you need to do to keep it fully working is by performing periodic cleaning and include it as part of your tank maintenance. In fact, your main aim is actually to ensure that there is no clogging and water can still freely pass through the inner compartment area. As explained before in previous chapters, growth of healthy population of bacteria is part of the aquarium nitrogen cycle.

Cleaning does not mean that you will need to do thorough scrubbing for complete removal of scum trapped in the compartment because those are usually colony of beneficial bacteria growing in it. In fact, the correct method usually involves a gentle rinsing which is more than sufficient to keep the bio balls in tip-top condition. In fact, another technique, which I normally employ, is by removing only half the bio balls quantity for the cleaning and leave the rest untouched. This will ensure that there is still presence of beneficial bacteria, which could regenerate and repopulate back itself again. If proper maintained, these bio balls will continue to serve your aquarium needs for many years and still remain fully functional.

Bio balls are mostly used in freshwater aquarium system rather than the saltwater tank setup. Main reason is because saltwater biological load is usually more demanding and the needs for better system means that the use of marine live rocks is more effective for water treatment purpose. However, this does not mean that you will need to completely remove the bio-balls because if you already have it running in your aquarium system, combining with marine live rocks will mean that you can have two systems helping each other and having something extra certainly doesn’t hurt at all.



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My fascination and interest towards aquarium fish has led me to devote my time towards caring and learning about this wonderful pet.

Aquarium fish keeping is a very challenging and exciting hobby. When I first started, I never knew much or have the necessary guidance back then because none of my family members were actually a keen hobbyist. And because of that, I’ve encountered numerous failures and the worst part is having to deal with dead fish every time when you started to grow fond and getting attached to my pets. However, I persevered and took steps to find out and search for information from other hobbyist, apart from the knowledge gained and learned from my own experience and research. The blog that I’ve created here is meant to share useful information and tips about aquarium fish keeping so that new hobbyist will not make the same mistakes that I’ve made in the past."

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