Filtration Medium

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  1. Faaborg

    Faaborg O. bimaculoides Registered

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    I am setting up a wet/dry sump with refugium. I need to choose my filtration medium. What is best, Bio Bale or Bio Balls? Not sure which one to use with a Caribbean reef octo. What do you prefer to use? Also, do you have advice about which brands are best? :octopus:
     
  2. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    They are all about the same, so I say use the one that it easiest to get. Do be sure to have the water go through some filter floss or other disposable media before it hits the bale/balls to stop any detritus from collecting in the bale/balls.
     
  3. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    also, make sure that you distribute the water evenly across the surface of the media for best effect
     
  4. Inception7

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    To be honest, scrap the bio balls/bale and get live rock. It will save you alot of nitrate buildup in the future...
     
  5. Animal Mother

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    I second that.
     
  6. Faaborg

    Faaborg O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Hello I set up everything with the live rock. I think I went a little crazy on the live rock. I also bought a refugium and wet dry filter with a powerskimmer for a 200 gallon ( I have an 80). Once again, I think I went a little crazy with that as well.:bugout: I do not plan on adding my octo until early September, but keeping in mind I just set up the live rock yesterday, when is it okay to add hermit crabs? other suggestions? Should I add pods? I will post a pic of my set up later. I have not received the refugium/filter/skimmer yet. I am filtering the water with a canaster right now.
     

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