Bioballs vs Ceramic Rings

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by myriad1973, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. myriad1973Well Known MemberMember

    My Marineland C-360 came with both forms of media, but I wanted to replace one of them with Seachem Matrix for nitrate reduction. I was thinking of removing the bioballs since they tend to get in the way during filter maintanence. Are the ceramic rings equally effective as the bioballs for biological filtration?
  2. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I would certainly get rid of the bioballs. The ceramics are more effective since they have such a significantly higher amount of surface area per volume.
  3. myriad1973Well Known MemberMember

    I figured that was the case and they are nuisance when putting the trays back in the canister since the bioballs float. Thanks for the feedback.

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