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Chinmo
bros, got a question for u guys using the above...... will either one of the brands reduces no3? was at petmart today, the staff told me Angel bio rings will reduces no3 when the medium has matured, really? then was told bio rings works better than biohome? unsure.gif wanted to get the biohome, 1kg for $45. but not sure if it really does reduces no3 not. unsure.gif pls advice bros.... blush.gif
Allan
I hate throwing a bucket of cold water but here it goes.

If a product legitimately will reduce NO3 with no harmful by-products for our goldfish setup, you can bet your life savings that it will be a standard, compulsory item for everyone. It's really as simple as that.

That said, I suggest you read up about the nitrogen cycle to better equip yourself to fight against marketing gimmicks.

I only have 3 words for the best bio-filtration for goldfish - Sponge, sponge and sponge.
mrchoco
bluff one... I am using bio home and it doesn't do what it says....
somehow maybe related to the kind of fish we keep.
also you need really slow flow rate for nitrate removal.

So far even denitrator works very slowly.
Plants are more effective but the problem is goldfish will eat them.
green water offers a good solution but you can't see the fish.
so which one???
pros and cons ...
square_guy
Almost all filtration media will reduce no3. question is the rate. AFAIK, none of the "normal" media (biohome, angel blah blah blah) reduce no3 fast enough to make a difference.

i actually throw away a few kilos of biohome and switch to normal sponge filter.
jowy_ham
Just wondering since I so free now laugh.gif

If we have a tank with GFs ( not overloaded ) in which the water will flow out to a tank with alot of duck weed ( + 24 Hrs light and maybe fertilizers ) then have another pump to pump the water back.

Will that help ?

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mrchoco
QUOTE(jowy_ham @ Sun, 10 Oct 2004 3:42 pm)
Just wondering since I so free now  laugh.gif

If we have a tank with GFs ( not overloaded ) in which the water will flow out to a  tank with alot of duck weed ( + 24 Hrs light and maybe fertilizers ) then have another pump to pump the water back.

Will that help ?

Below is a pic of the idea  tongue.gif


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it might work.
but dun turn on 24 hours.
give the plants time to sleep.
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another kind of plant you want to try is cabomba..
grow quite fast and need low lights. good_very.gif
white horse T1
QUOTE(jowy_ham @ Sun, 10 Oct 2004 3:42 pm)
Just wondering since I so free now  laugh.gif

Will that help ?

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u need a strainer/or a sponge somewhere in betw to prevent left over food and fish poo from being drawn into the sump tank where the plant is.
Chinmo
Thanks guys.... that's what i thought too, at most able to covert no2 to no3, marine tanks uses fine sand of up to 4 inches to do the denirater..... called "DSB" not sure wheater it will work in fresh water tank not? i do have camboda and frogbits..... light was turn 24/7 don seems to reduce no3 wor...... do the plants needs lights off? unsure.gif
CP
QUOTE(Chinmo @ Sat, 09 Oct 2004 11:37 pm)
bros, got a question for u guys using the above...... will either one of the brands reduces no3? was at petmart today, the staff told me Angel bio rings will reduces no3 when the medium has matured, really? then was told bio rings works better than biohome? unsure.gif  wanted to get the biohome, 1kg for $45. but not sure if it really does reduces no3 not. unsure.gif  pls advice bros.... blush.gif
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If they reduce NO3 I will gladly pay $500 per kg.To borrow a quote from a fellow forumer, "do not believe these kind of fairy tales!".This reflects the sad state of many LFS owners/staff.Dont know the difference bet. nitrite and nitrate.Its like a stockbroker who doesnt know diff. between blue chips and potato chips.

OK.Both are housing medias for bacteria.They create space for bacteria to thrive.Most rings made of ceramic whereas Biohome from sinster glass.You can get ceramics for less than 10 bucks a pack but biohome claims to house much more bacterias therefore the higher asking price.I have one pack of biohome.It CLAIMS to be able to treat tonnes of water due to the many bacterias it can house therefore not taking up space in your filter.Is it better?I dont know.My biofilter is working fine and it could have jolly well worked with ceramics in the first place.

Speaking of "in the first place",these might not be even needed so long as there are places for the bacteria to thrive eg if you have sandbed,and they live evrywhere...your glass tank,decors,plants,wool,carbon,rocks,sponge,pumps....
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