BIOBALLS™ Biological Filter Media
Aquascape Biological Filter Media BioBalls provide a textured surface area for beneficial bacteria to colonize and grow. Aquascape BioBalls™ are the ideal filtration media for use in all biological filtration.
- 1.5″ Diameter
- Center channel allows the balls to be strung together making cleaning easier
- Textured surface maximizes space for beneficial bacteria populations and water retention
- Maximizes dissolved oxygen levels
- Compact size allows for placement into smaller areas
- Paddle wheel design breaks water flow helping to de-gas and aerate water
Two convenient sizes:
#98464 – 100 BioBalls with Media Net
#56014 – 1,000 BioBalls (Media Net sold separately)
What are bioballs and what do they do in a filter media system
Bioballs are small, round balls made of plastic or ceramic. They are often used in aquarium filters as part of the filtration media. Bioballs provide a large surface area for beneficial bacteria to grow. These bacteria break down ammonia and nitrites, which are harmful to fish. The bacteria that grow on bioballs are also known as nitrifying bacteria. In addition to providing a home for beneficial bacteria, bioballs also help to keep the water well-oxygenated. This is because the bacteria use oxygen to break down ammonia and nitrites. Bioballs are an important part of a filtration system because they help to keep the water clean and safe for fish.
The benefits of using bioballs in a filter
Bioballs are a popular choice for aquarium filters, and for good reason. Bioballs are small, lightweight, and easy to install. They are also very effective at filtering water. Bioballs contain beneficial bacteria that break down ammonia and nitrites. This helps to keep the water clean and clear. In addition, bioballs provide a surface on which algae can grow. This algae helps to remove excess nutrients from the water, preventing algae blooms. Bioballs are an affordable and effective way to keep an aquarium clean and healthy.
How to use bioballs in your own filter
Bioballs are a type of aquarium filter media made from a porous material that is ideal for harboring beneficial bacteria. These bacteria help to break down ammonia and nitrites, keeping your tank water clean and healthy. Bioballs are most often used in canister filters, but they can also be used in Hang-on-Back (HOB) filters and power filters. To use bioballs in your own aquarium filter, simply place them in the filter chamber and add water. The bioballs will quickly become colonized with bacteria, and you should begin to see an improvement in water quality within a few weeks.
Bioballs are a great addition to any filter and can help improve water quality and clarity. There are many benefits to using bioballs, including their ability to increase biological filtration and remove toxins from the water. If you’re looking for an easy way to improve your aquarium’s filtration system, consider adding bioballs to your setup.