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what at-home products can i use as bio-media to place in my filter for extra biological filtration? looking around i saw legos (but not very effective), cut-up pieces of straws, and hair curls? whats the most effective?
 

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What kind filter are you using now that you want to add media to ???
 

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:nod: Simplest answer always the best.
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maybe. but i wouldnt know what has the most surface area and what doesnt. any1 have an example?
 

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elTwitcho said:
All of those suggestions have very little surface area and quite frankly, suck. Someone already answered your question, put some gravel in your filter. Lavarock is the best DIY bio media in my opinion at any rate.
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what about a sponge
 

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Filo said:
what about a sponge

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A sponge would be great.. temporarily. After awhile, the sponge would come in contact and carry other harmfull bacterias. Changing it would be neccessary, but after replacing, the whole precess of establishing the right bacterias would have to start all over again.
 

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elTwitcho said:
All of those suggestions have very little surface area and quite frankly, suck. Someone already answered your question, put some gravel in your filter. Lavarock is the best DIY bio media in my opinion at any rate.
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i have a big piece of lava rock. what do i do? chip off some pieces and put it in the filter cartridge? or in the filter?
 

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Buy a box of biomedia (lava rock or sintered glass) - it's not that expensive, and much more efficient than any home-made media.
Filtration is not something be be cheapskate about: it's the backbone of any fish tank.
 

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Judazzz said:
Buy a box of biomedia (lava rock or sintered glass) - it's not that expensive, and much more efficient than any home-made media.
Filtration is not something be be cheapskate about: it's the backbone of any fish tank.
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i dont think the fact that i already have lava rock is being cheap. i would call it resourceful. thanks.
 

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elTwitcho said:
Lavarock is the best DIY bio media in my opinion at any rate.
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Oh yeah, cause everyone just has some lava rock sitting around their house...nice suggestion after saying everyone else's sucks.
 
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