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    Thread: Bacteria House Media Bakki Shower X-104

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      Bacteria House Media Bakki Shower X-104

      Hello everybody, have anybody been using the Seaside Aquatics Bacteria House Media Bakki Shower X-104? I just got a box of Momotaro media and it's pretty good as in person, but I would like to know more about Bacteria House Media Bakki Shower X-104. I'm thinking about mixing the two together and see how it's going, the Momotaro is awesome media, but it's pricey. So if you're or been using the Bacteria House Media Bakki Shower X-104 or the Momotaro media please comment or something. Thanks

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      I'm using similar to seaside as well as feather rock. I honestly dont know what momatarow has that other media doesn't. I guess large turnover rate which I have and my water is perfect

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      All media works
      It is how durable and what you paid is what you’ll get
      Currently using Seaside biohouse and they are covered with bacteria hummm other than that my water seems good and the fish thrive due to my husbandry
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      Yeah I think you're right Mitch, in this year of age, about everything is what you pay is what you get. But I still like to get couple more boxes of momotaro bacteria house media and mixed with some other.

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      What I love is how every one says what they have works just as well as anything else when there is no way for them to know how well theirs is even working. I am not promoting one over another I just think it is funny. The only way to know how well it is working against something else is to set up a specific study and measure how much conversion there is. No one here is capable of doing that.
      people like to vehemently defend their purchases and find it incredulous that anything could be better

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      Quote Originally Posted by Russell Peters View Post
      ......The only way to know how well it is working against something else is to set up a specific study and measure how much conversion there is. No one here is capable of doing that.
      Russ, I do agree with you that only through controlled studies -- using parallel systems -- can one actually make any valid comparisons of media performance. There are also multiple parameters to consider, such as cycling time, or perhaps nitrification capacity per pound (or per volume). Most folks on the forum only have one backyard pond, making controlled studies using parallel systems pretty much impossible for them.

      There is a real lack of reproducible filtration performance information in this hobby. I would argue that quite a few individuals on this forum DO possess the technical knowledge to conduct such studies, but available money, space, and time mean that such investigative events are exceedingly rare.

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      In the near future Im planning on setting up 3 2k gals systems with identical filtration that will return to the pond thru showers, I think this is as controlled situation as you could get but my questions would be:
      1. How fast the system cycles?
      2. How would you measure the amount of bacteria and how fast it's maturing?
      What would one look for in this situation I wouldn't know what to look or measure for.

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      Quick shot for you Philip
      I think if I donít touch them they will last at least 10 years
      Still very hard like a year ago
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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      Looks like the ceramic pores are pretty much covered with slime and algae.

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      My very top layer has some algae and slime. The rest is pretty clean and just has biofilm built up

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      Quote Originally Posted by kevin32 View Post
      My very top layer has some algae and slime. The rest is pretty clean and just has biofilm built up
      How can you see the rest, please explain.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Orlando View Post
      How can you see the rest, please explain.
      I can just move the top layer and see the rest is clean. I can also see along the sides of my totes and the media is clean.

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      Hey you guys, I saw on YouTube videos in Japan most bakki shower is cover with algae on the media. Does that mean it's working or what? Does the algae help the bacteria growth faster, or it's bad for the media?

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      I only have one tote so the top pieces are more exposed to sunlight
      And plus I only prefilter this qtank set up with 2 simple gold pans sieve
      Yes I spray the pans twice a day
      I’m sure an RDF or USiii could screen better before the media
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      Quote Originally Posted by nguyenphilip View Post
      Hey you guys, I saw on YouTube videos in Japan most bakki shower is cover with algae on the media. Does that mean it's working or what? Does the algae help the bacteria growth faster, or it's bad for the media?
      What it means is less surface area on the media than some people might expect.

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      I'm using feather rock in a 4 tier shower and I took mine apart a few months ago and no algae anywhere. But
      mine is in a covered shed so not exposed to much light. Still works fine... fwiw.
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