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What is the purpose of the biowheel in larger filters like my Penguin 200 for a 50 gallon tank?
|Posted 08-Mar-2014 23:01|
The "biowheel" is a "paddle wheel" generally with a rough surface on each "paddle." The paddles and the roughened surface adds surface area to the filter for nitrifcation bacterial colonies to attach to. It effectively increases the fitration capacity of the filter.
If you look closely at a municipal filtration system, you will find that we use the exact same procedures in our aquariums (with the exception of the injection of chlorine and chloramine). They used la
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|Posted 10-Mar-2014 05:21|
Oh ok. That makes sense. Thanks
|Posted 10-Mar-2014 08:44|
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