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View Poll Results: What is your preffered biological media for FW tanks?

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  • Matrix / Small Stones / Larger Gravel

    1 7.14%
  • Pea-sized Gravel

    1 7.14%
  • Plastic Bio-Balls

    0 0%
  • Ceramic Rings

    11 78.57%
  • Sand

    0 0%
  • Lava Rock

    1 7.14%
  • Other

    0 0%
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    Ok, great. That's what I was hoping. Figured that would aid in water flow, too. Think I'll pick up some lava rock at Lowes today and give it a shot.

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    I go with Laguna or Eheim Ehfilav as my bio media of choice....both are essentially crushed lava rock which is not dusty and very clean. Both also have pretty consistent media sizes. Lava is very very porous and does not clog over time like ceramic media. All it needs is a good rinse and it is renewed...its also much more clog resistant than other types of media.
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    Thanks for this thread Kevin!

    I use the Eheim Sintered glass pearls that look like coco puffs. I only have those because I got them on sale. Now I need new media for my second filter I'm adding and lava rock looks like an inexpensive alternative.
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    Np Crunchy. =]

    I actually gave the sintered glass a thought, too, but opted for the Matrix because that was more readily available. I just picked up some lava rock tonight and look forward to testing it out.
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    Never tried lava rock, seems worth exploring. I'm a big believer in ceramic, but I use bio balls in one of my canisters. That seems to get the job done just fine as well.

    -S

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