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My RSM 130 (34 gal) is over four months and has a bazzillion pineapple sponges in the back chambers. Otherwise there is not much junk back there. I did take out my auto top off float and clean them off of it so I wouldn't have a flood.

My question is should I get rid of them when I clean the back chambers or leave them there. I think they eat nitrates and other organics, yes, no???

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Keep 'em. Great little filter feeder IMO.

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My RSM 130 (34 gal) is over four months and has a bazzillion pineapple sponges in the back chambers. Otherwise there is not much junk back there. I did take out my auto top off float and clean them off of it so I wouldn't have a flood.

My question is should I get rid of them when I clean the back chambers or leave them there. I think they eat nitrates and other organics, yes, no???


Leave them, they're feeding off your excess nutrients.

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Thanks Aquanist and awpong for the responses! I'm gonna keep them there.

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This thread was a bit of a help as I had these explode in my tank recently.
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i had tons of them about 2 months back, now i dont see any. i think they are just one of those things that come and go.