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PostSubject: Sponge Filter    Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:14 pm

Okay, so I just got a sponge filter. I notice in the central column two little cages. What is the best filter media to put into the chambers? Bio max, carbon etc?

What do you use in yours? :face:

*Forgot to say, In the tank I already have a fluval U3 running with bio max and the sponge pads etc, the sponge filter (even though it's quite big) is intended as extra..

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PostSubject: why not post pictures ,,,   Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:22 am

why not post pictures for all to see then help is more appropriate...

I just added sponge filters too, though only to get filer media cycled before I move home Smile
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PostSubject: must say I never use carbon ever...   Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:35 am

I have never used carbon ever....

and just recently added the new AQUA ONE sponge filters to my grow out tank to cycle them before
I move home and set my new tanks up Smile

Gem400 may help or Deano, Moo or Doug.....


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PostSubject: Re: Sponge Filter    Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:07 am

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why not post pictures for all to see then help is more appropriate...

I just added sponge filters too, though only to get filer media cycled before I move home Smile

It's in the tank now... but here is a link to a picture.

http://www.fishphilosophy.co.uk/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=8

The chambers i'm talking about are in the central column within the sponge.
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PostSubject: nice filter...   Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:42 pm

thats the one I use, but I prefer the new ones by Aqua One, I get the 30L for £4.99....

if you see any cheaper then let us know as will be setting a 4ft, 5ft and 6ft tank up when I move home later in the year..
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PostSubject: Re: Sponge Filter    Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:44 am

the chambers in the middle i leave empty. they are designed to create the airlift which is how the filters work. They are the sort that i run in most of my tanks and they work fine.

What ever you use dont use carbon unless you are removing something in particular and know how to use is safely.

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PostSubject: Re: Sponge Filter    Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:47 am

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the chambers in the middle i leave empty. they are designed to create the airlift which is how the filters work. They are the sort that i run in most of my tanks and they work fine.

What ever you use dont use carbon unless you are removing something in particular and know how to use is safely.

That's good news as I did leave them empty. Your right it's right where the air rises.
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