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Old 12-05-2005, 09:35 PM   #1
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Ultimate pod safe-haven - foam filters

I discovered by accident that a foam filter, if left just sitting in your tank, is a great pod safe-haven. Mine is just loaded with pods. I took it off my Mag7 pump and was too lazy to deal with cleaning it so I just threw in the sump and forgot about it. Pods are just crawling all through it.

For those with mandarins (like myself) maybe having a block of this foam hidden in the back where you can't see it would be good for maintaining the pod population.

Maybe everyone knew about this already but I've never read anything of the sort.
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Old 12-05-2005, 10:40 PM   #2
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thats a great idea I'm going to try that. I'm always looking for ways to not hand feed my mandarin
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Old 12-06-2005, 06:42 PM   #3
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What kind of foam? Link?
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This is what I had: http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=DN5113

I think any pump pre-filter or similar material would be fine.
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You know those foam blocks that they put into sumps or wet/dry filters? Its kinda hard and comes in a square? Would that work? Seems like it would.
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These do work. I've been revolving them from my fuge to my main. I'll keep a block in the fuge for a month, then switch it to my tank under a pile of rubble rock, and put another in my fuge.

It's probably a good idea to rinse it in old tank water before cycling it back to your fuge so you don't leech nitrate back into the water.
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