Thoughts on Bio-Balls


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Hey all,

I just purchased some Bio-Balls and replaced my lava rocks which were a pain. What are your thoughts on Bio-Balls??? Also, my pond is about 1200 gallons. I currently only have 5 gallons of Bio-Balls in my pond. Do I need more than that??? Is there something better??? I have other filtration(media filters) in the pond. Thanks.
 
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what other media do you have in the filter besdies the bio balls?
and i would say get more but if its working for you and your water is good
then stick with what you have
 
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I currently don't have anything else besides the Bio-Balls and the filter in the pump box, as well as the waterfall box(3 filters).

I thought I would try the Bio-Balls because the lava rocks got so dirty too quickly. Looks like I might need to buy one more 5 gallon bucket. That might do it.
 

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hold on a sec.. do you have the bio balls in your pond or filter? they belong in a filter not the pond. and theres better media than bioballs.
 
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Bio balls are OK. All you want is a porous type surface that has as much surface area as you can get in a compact space. I am going to be using the box strapping material Koikeeper used in the stock tank filter in the DIY section. I will be selling the remainder of what I have when I am done. Coarse sponge material is good. Porcelain rings are also good. I guess the best one is what you feel is easiest to work with and does the job. You can even try a combonation of several to find out. Check out fostersmithaquatics.com and just search out filter media. I'm not saying that they have the best prices, but they do have a wide selection.
 
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Squidhead let me know when you are ready to sell your unused portion of the polystrapping. I was going to order on ebay but would be very insterested in splitting with you squidhead.
 
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Did you take photos DoDad? Can you post your plans? The topic has been bubbling here and we're interested in DIY'ing some--especially since they are so darn expensive to buy!
 
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