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Old 05-02-2005, 06:20 PM   #1
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Should i leave the sponges in, or take them out of my 404? I am always cleaning them off weekly (in used tank water) but i dont think they are doing much. I was about to ditch them, what do ya think?

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Old 05-02-2005, 06:32 PM   #2
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If they're not doing much, why are you cleaning them so often?
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The only thing I use my fluval for is water circulation and occasionally to hold some carbon in. Otherwise it is totally empty.
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Mine is filled with live rock, but I left the sponges in for mechanical filtration.
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If they're not doing much, why are you cleaning them so often?
I think its just force of habit. I am going to be getting rid of them and put some LR rubble in there!

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The live rock rubble is in my sump as I needed something to replace the bio balls with that is why I leave the fluval empty.
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I took out two of the four and cycle them (clean the other two). I am using the ceramic tube thingys (scientific terminology ) and a packet of purigen in my 104.
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