Thread: sump bio media?????
05-29-2013, 01:17 AM #1
sump bio media?????
I have been reading about people using other media then what is commercially available. My question is will "pot scrubbers" work as well as say bio-balls or say ceramic bio media??No politically incorrect jokes here.
05-29-2013, 01:47 AM #2
I've read that they work very well, but I have no first hand experiance with it. Unless I am mistaken, I think Crispy and Aeonflame are using pot scrubbers as bio media, but I could be remembering wrong
From what I have read, you just need to make sure they do not contain any types of cleaners or soaps on them.If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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05-29-2013, 01:04 PM #3
pot scrubbers and bioballs are okay in a trickle filter if you're on a real tight budget, but not the too good as submerged media. I prefer the ceramic 'noodles' which are great for both. it lasts forever so I don't go cheap when it comes to good media.your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!
05-29-2013, 06:33 PM #4
I use pot scrubbers in my sump. They work very well as wet/dry media and suffice as submerged media. If you are on a budget, crushed clay bricks work well as submerged media and are cheaper than ceramic
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They do not have as much surface area as commercial bio media. But they will work fine as long as you have enough of them. There is a formula somewhere about how many you need for so many gallons of water and fish etc. I'll look around for it and post it if I can find it.