Originally Posted by Ethan7474
So just rinse the media don't replace them right?. It comes wit the biological pellets, carbon and floss
Yes, no need to replace them. I don't use the carbon bag. You could do something like this (assuming weekly water changes):
1) On week 2 give the sponge a few good squeezes in the water removed during a water change.
2) On week 4 give the bag of bio pellets (ceramic media) a shake in the water removed during a water change.
This is just a suggestion.
Also, without the carbon you can use floss (loose fluff or pads) to fill the space giving you additional mechanical filtration. You can rinse the floss in tap water if you wish or toss and replace it.