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Old 09-14-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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Ok to Change Filter Sponge?

Hi Everyone,

Is it ok to change the mechanical filter sponge on a Hagen Aquaclear 20? I don't want to kill any beneficial bacteria. Biomax won't be touched.

Also, is it ok to change the carbon?

Its been running for 2.5 months now.

Thanks!!! Jeff
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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I don't run a sponge in my aquaclear, and not carbon either. Actually I only run GFO in there. If I had a reactor I wouldn't even have a filter...
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:59 PM   #3
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Also, is it ok to change the carbon?



The carbon does not stay useful for that long. IMO you don't even need to worry about carbon at this point.
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Sorry, I'm new to this... What is GFO?
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It's ok lol... Granulated ferrite oxide. It lowers phosphates.
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***granilar ferric oxide***
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:43 PM   #7
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Autocorrect lol sorry
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*****granular**** lol
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