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    bio balls VS bio wheels

    Discussion in 'Setup and Filtration' started by Deminon, Dec 25, 2007.

    1. Deminon

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      HI all, well for christmas i got a 90gallon tank (yay) and had a few questions. I have an emperor 400 duel bio wheel filter coming in the mail. i also have a bio ball filter already here. Now the questions. would it be better to run either the bio wheel or the bio balls or both? I would like to know this so i can keep the tanks nitrate and ammonia and other harmful stuff to a minimum. so does can anyone give me some info as to which would be more helpful.
       
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      More filtration is ALWAYS better, sometimes...lol
       
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      redundancy with filters is always a good thing. It doesn't matter how many of these filters you go with, it will not reduce nitrates.
       
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      ok, well im also on well if this changes any thing
       
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      what im basiclly asking is, is to much flitration a bad thing? is having to much nitrate a bad thing?:help2:
       
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      Too much nitrate is definitely a bad thing, but that doesn't happen until levels reach 50ppm. The only quick way to reduce NO3 is by doing water changes or by having plants.
       
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      what about nitrites, how do you reduce those?
       
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      your filters job is to convert ammonia to nitrite and then nitrite to nitrate.
       
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      what do you mean by bio ball filter? like a w/d or something else?
       
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      What kind of bioball filter?
      you reduce nitrates by keeping the mechanical filtration portion of your filter clean and regular waterchanges
       

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