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    justin1386@gmail.com

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    Bio balls

    Post by justin1386@gmail.com on Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:34 pm

    Does anyone have bio balls laying around they don't need/want I'm filling my overflow box with them so the water will trickle down rather than pour down cause this new tank is soooo freaking loud!! Lmk thanks
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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:06 pm

    Ive got a ton


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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by Sandman on Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:07 pm

    I don't have any, but Petsmart sells them at a decent price. Where is the noise coming from though? Is it falling water or the suction?

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    Post by justin1386@gmail.com on Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:06 pm

    It's the water falling in I put a hose down the pipes to help it breathe

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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by justin1386@gmail.com on Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:47 pm

    Coryg do you come to Ventura often?
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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by dwolson2 on Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:37 pm

    Can you post a picture? sounds like you need to add a durso stand pipe


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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:30 pm

    I dont really get out that way often last time was jury duty in september, the farthest I typically travel is oxnard, im always in thousand oaks but thats still a bit aways.


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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by Sandman on Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:23 pm

    The reason I ask is because I am using the Bean Animal design, and I found that my overflow box still made noise. It was suggested to me by Dwolson2 to round the top interior edge of my overflow box. This took care of the noise, and caused the water the hug the wall instead of arching into the box.

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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by justin1386@gmail.com on Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:38 pm

    If someone wants send me your email and I'll send pics cause I can't post from my Phone
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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by Sandman on Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:44 pm

    I just sent you a pm
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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by GReefer on Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:52 pm

    coryg wrote:I dont really get out that way often last time was jury duty in september, the farthest I typically travel is oxnard, im always in thousand oaks but thats still a bit aways.

    well bro as you know i live in NP.

    If you drop em off i have a trip planned to ventura either thursday friday maybe saturday not sure the day but i can meet up wit OP

    be happy to help

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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by justin1386@gmail.com on Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:01 am

    That'd be great except I'm going to Santa Maria to empty my tank there and bring it all down here I'll be back on Sunday tho
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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by GReefer on Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:06 am

    justin1386@gmail.com wrote:That'd be great except I'm going to Santa Maria to empty my tank there and bring it all down here I'll be back on Sunday tho
    My girlfriend lives out in ventura so im out there often if Cory wants to drop em off here or meet in TO on Friday we can make it work

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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by justin1386@gmail.com on Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:44 am

    That'd be awesome man!
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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by dwolson2 on Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:31 am

    Word of caution if you do use them, they will hold a lot of bacteria, so if you decide to wash them after they are in your tank do so slowly. Also I would wash them before you put them in your tank. If they have been out of water for a while, there will be a lot of die off on them. I think your problem is in the configuration, I don't think bio balls are the answer. But if you use them, be careful!


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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by justin1386@gmail.com on Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:51 am

    I could just put some filter padding instead change it out once a month
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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by GReefer on Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:33 pm

    justin1386@gmail.com wrote:I could just put some filter padding instead change it out once a month
    The route i would take if it was in your place is:
    Try out
    Filter Floss from walmart, so cheap you can change it a few times a month which would give you more peace of mind!

    i think that would dampen the sound alot! if that doesnt do it then like it was said its your setup

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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by justin1386@gmail.com on Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:04 pm

    Ya I know it's the setup but I can't just change the way it is lol so ya I'll try that filter floss
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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by Power head man on Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:45 pm

    If it doesnt work out I have a big zip lock bag full and I'm in Oxnard let me know

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    Re: Bio balls

    Post by justin1386@gmail.com on Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:14 am

    Ok will do. I just got back into Ventura with at least 100gallons of my water from my 135 and I took all the filter padding and shoved it in the overflow and that helped a lot.

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