Extra Bio Media Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by BloonStuff, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. BloonStuff

    BloonStuff Valued Member Member

    So uh, this is probably a silly question but I just want clarification. If I keep a bag of extra bio media in the water column in my tank, will it still work to colonise bb even if it's not inside a filter? So I can use for like future tanks etc.
     
  2. AquaticJ

    AquaticJ Fishlore VIP Member

    Not enough to cycle a new tank. However, hooking a sponge filter would do it.
     
  3. appcontrol

    appcontrol Well Known Member Member

    You can do that for few weeks to speed up cycle of new tank but it will not be cycled instantly for sure. And in long term bio media will get clogged up from poop, food...
     
  4. AquaticJ

    AquaticJ Fishlore VIP Member

    I tried that a long time ago just to see if it made it faster, but it didn’t seem to do anything.
     




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