Bio balls on the other hand is not so sensitive.
Ceramic rings vs matrix.
From this article i learned that ceramic rings can house nitrifying and denitrifying bacteria.
All i have in my filter are jbl micromec or seachems matrix and sponge im not keen on the ceramic ones.
Zirconium is a natural element which begins with a silver color and extreme heat causes oxidation and turns the ring black.
I don t have a problem with matrix and i do use a certain amount together with other media but i do find that the matrix need to be rinsed out sooner than the ceramic rings as the pores do clog up as jwh mentioned the k1 moving bioballs are brilliant we have those in the big ray tank and that works.
Agreed ceramic rings have the most surface area due to tiny pores in the media.
Ceramic rings aren t for everybody.
Their internal porous system like the seachem matrix biomedia see below help more bacteria to grow than smooth biofilter media do.
Seachem matrix vs ceramic rings or both.
Are ceramic bio rings better or are the plastic balls better.
Although you will need a sponge filter to prevent gunk from accumulating in the ceramic media.
Zirconium is the best option on the market if you are looking for a black ring and want to get creative with metal or two tone designs.
Weighing the pros and cons it s easy to see the lure of ceramic bands.
February 14 2013 01 19 10 pm just order some seachem matrix 2l 22 59 ea from amazon along with a set of pre filter sponges 3 59 ea and 2 ac 110 sponges 7 61 ea.
Whether you should or shouldn t buy a ceramic wedding ring entirely depends on what you value and find.
Seachem matrix and eheim substrat pro are the best i have experienced.
Pros cons of ceramic wedding rings.
I m going to buy a canister filter tomorrow morning and it comes with the bio balls but if the ceramic rings are better i will buy those to replace the balls.
Based in equal parts on personal taste budgetary constraints and the frequency of use the decision of which ring to purchase encompasses several unique considerations.
A ring reflects a highly individualized selection.
Fluval biomax bio rings are the best example on the market.
Bio rings are usually made of silica and aluminum oxide.
Buy ceramic wedding rings.
In my case as mark says in his august 13th 2018 comment i also use bio balls with a thick layer of seachem matrix and lava rocks to house the good bacteria plus a layer of coarse sponge and filter floss to keep dirt off them no chemical in a.
They have a lot of advantages and offer a modern alternative to the ancient tradition of exchanging wedding rings.