Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Phoenixville, PA
We know that "good" bacteria will grow and thrive in balance with the load of the tank. So this extra area to put media may not really make a difference. You could fill it with more noodle's, but it isnt going to increase the "good" bacteria. It may spread the colonies out a bit, but I dont know if there is an advantage to this.
I might add a bit more noodles and some more floss. I think what you have gained here is more flow through the tank. Also it probly will help the efficiancy of an inline reactor if you are using one. And for 5 bucks.....sounds like a tasty deal to me.