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How many people out there have replaced their sponge


scatcat

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In my NC 12, I have one sponge (cut in half) in chamber one then some filter floss on top.

 

Change the filter floss every 2-3 days.

Rinse sponge every week then replace with another.

 

That filter floss really pulls some disgusting stuff from the water and I only have one fish.

 

Water appears nice and clear.

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Go to wallmart, back in the crafts section, and just buy a big bag of it for around $1-$2. Make sure you get the non-chemically treated one. Says 100% non-toxic, or something similar to discern it from some of the others.

 

I used it in FW tanks all the time.

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Ok thanks for the tip. I will ceck it out. I want to get rid of the complete sponge but that's a lot of fiber fill.

 

Scat

You don't want / need that much. In my 24g Cube I put LR pieces in bay 1 up to about 2" below the bottom of the overflow. On to pf that I put a piece of plastic grating. I cut a piece of filter pad to size and put it on top of the grate. I change it every week. I tried filter floss but it was messy to remove. The pad is much easier.

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Sparkling_Surfer

I took out the sponge and now I only run polyester fiber. I use a chunk about 1" thick and stretch it out so it is tall enough to fit perfectly in the back compartment. I change it every week. Water is crystal clear :) You wouldn't believe the disgusting stuff this pulls out of the water.

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I took out the sponge and now I only run polyester fiber. I use a chunk about 1" thick and stretch it out so it is tall enough to fit perfectly in the back compartment. I change it every week. Water is crystal clear :) You wouldn't believe the disgusting stuff this pulls out of the water.

 

I never thought about stretching it that will make it go a little further. Thanks for the suggestion.

 

Scat

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I'm glad I stumbled onto this thread b/c I am going to use something in the 10gal split I am putting together. I would never have thought of using non-toxic fill from the WalMart craft isle....

 

Props to calvin fo an awsome sig. Good luck w/the Mac.

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