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Old 09-17-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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Mechanical filtration

Is there any harm in running a sponge in my AC70 under my GFO, as long as I clean it once a week or so? My tank always has stuff floating in it, and unless I run the sponge it doesn't even get skimmed by my skimmer...? Anyone else run a sponge on their HOB filter?
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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I don't have a HOB but I do put a spong between my baffles sometimes to "polish" the water. As long as you clean it out weekly there qnt be any issues. Only thing I would worry about is it impeding flow through your gfo.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:55 PM   #3
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It seriously looks like its snowing in there sometimes, and I run a sponge and it's good in about a day. I thought the stuff would settle down in time, but without the sponge, the tank looks like garbage...
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Sponge should be fine. Just be careful when removing it so you don't quickly flood the tank with everything it picked up.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:33 PM   #5
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Yea I just take the whole filter off and dump it out.. Gives me an opportunity to shake the GFO up too
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