12-23-2014, 12:44 PM
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Levittown, Pa.
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
| | Re: CO2 reactor as Bio-filter
I changed my filters every two weeks as part of my water change.. The bio-balls are experimental and the CO2 is completely dissolving. I only added the bio-balls because some others have done it with good results. So after about 3 to 4 months, I will know whether it was a good idea because there's a good possibility that they will be covered in mulm just like my suction and discharge hoses do. I have to clean the hoses every 6 or 8 weeks. Disconnecting them for cleaning and cleaning the gravel takes up a lot of maintenance time then doing water changes. As for the bio-balls; if they are still clean, then it will be worth it to stay with them. If not, then I will remove them.