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Bio Balls for waterfall filters
Bio balls are used to provide increased surface area for benefical bacteria to grow on in your pond filtraton system. Bio balls have a larger surfurce area per cubic foot compared to lava rocks. Bioballs have 44 square feet of surface, Lava rocks only have 16 square feet. Lava rocks are used often because is cheap and easy to find.
The biological filter is a very important piece of your pond fitration system. Replacing the lava rock in your Biofalls filter with Bio balls will increase the biological filters capacity, improving your filter system!
One cubic foot of bio balls only weighs 5 pounds, lava rocks weigh over 40 pounds per cubic foot. Bioballs will eliminate the hassle of reaching into your biofalls filter to pull out a heavy bag of lava rock.
Bio Balls never need to be rinsed off! reducing pond maintanence. In comparison lava rocks do need to be rinsed off because they will clog ruducing the active surface area for good bacteria to grow on.
Bio Balls sink, are black in color and fit perfectly inside the black mesh bags that the lava rocks are currently in.
These are a must for your Aquascape Designs Biofalls Filter!
How many bioballs do you need in your aquascape designs biofalls filter?
Aquascape Designs Mini biofalls holds 1.5 cubic feet of bio balls.
Aquascape Designs Standard biofalls filter holds 3 cubic feet of bioballs.
Aquascape Designs Grande biofalls filter holds 5 cubic feet of bio balls.
Aprox. 400 Bioballs per cubic foot.