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    bakki shower media placement

    I just received 30 kilos of bakki house media.. how do I place it in the shower trays? Side by side or just piled in? Do I break it up some, for more surface area, or leave the tubes whole?

    Im planning on getting a few feet of cermedia fairly soon as well...but for now,, I just need advice on the bakki house.
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    Also,, does anyone know if this is the real deal?
    http://www.pacificwaterscapes.com/Ba...-p-100069.html

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    Anybody?
    *bump*

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    Do you have pics of the media you bought?

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    I'll try to post a pic when I get home. It looks real,, maybe a little less porous, hard to tell. What gave me pause was the boxes were unmarked. I'm not certain if legit bakki always comes in printed boxes with "momotaro bacteria house" printed on them or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loco4Koi View Post
    I just received 30 kilos of bakki house media.. how do I place it in the shower trays? Side by side or just piled in? Do I break it up some, for more surface area, or leave the tubes whole?

    Im planning on getting a few feet of cermedia fairly soon as well...but for now,, I just need advice on the bakki house.
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    Just dump it in with random distribution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loco4Koi View Post
    Also,, does anyone know if this is the real deal?
    Bio House - Bacteria House
    nope.....they are made in China and are not the real bakki house from Momotaro. They are very small in diameter but it is porous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vipertom View Post
    nope.....they are made in China
    I was afraid of that... Do you know anything about a quality difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loco4Koi View Post
    I was afraid of that... Do you know anything about a quality difference?
    I saw them last week and do think they will work just fine. I only use Cermedia and don't have experience with BH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vipertom View Post
    I saw them last week and do think they will work just fine. I only use Cermedia and don't have experience with BH.
    I'll be getting some cermedia as well fairly soon. Top trays will have matala mats, middle will have this bacteria house and lower trays cermedia. This will give several layers of mechanical and biological before the cermedia, so the cermedia can work most effectively.. That's my thinking, at least. I just purchased a new 10,500gph pump I'm putting on my shower as well. Lots of flow, lots of media. Two side by side stacks of ten, 5" tall fiberglass trays.

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