Yes. Pot scrubbers, chopped up. If that's not stylish enough then activated carbon is always an excellent choice.
Well, I mean how much bio load capacity do you need?
No, that's not true at all. Bio-balls work about as well as toy soldiers. Scrubbies or any foam material will trap suspended debris as well. CO2 injected tanks need to have large frequent water changes and the water changes makes life easier for fish, plants and filters. My point is how much money do you like to spend?So superfish bio balls are not that good what Richard from aqua essentials suggested.
He talks a lot of sense (and quotes our very own @MirandaB ). We have a few threads <"along the same lines">, about < "Biocensosis buckets"> and <"Biohome"> etc.I urge everyone that still is arguing about filter media to read this thoroughly. I was shocked but now enlightened.
I haven't read the article and ill tell you from experience he's about 95% right. I'm not saying go nuts and put Africans in 5.5ph but you will do fine with keeping fish outside recommended parameters. Consistency is more important than the numbers. As long as everything stays around the same all the time you would be surprised at what fish can thrive in.For example that PH, KH and GH means virtually nothing to fish.
I'd tend to agree, some of the articles are really good, some are definitely not so good and the ones on planted tanks are particularly poor.The filter media article is interesting but I must say I balk at some of the statements he makes in the other articles. For example that PH, KH and GH means virtually nothing to fish. Along with a lot of other very bold statements.
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