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Old 03-21-2013, 09:30 PM   #11
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You replaced your sponges? Or re used them? You shouldn't change your sponges. I haven't replaced mine yet!
NO, NO -- the sponge was new when I set up the tank about a month ago...but during this last water change, I didn't REPLACE it at all...I took it out of the 110's media basket and dunked it/squeezed it out in removed TANK WATER, loosening some raw debris on it, which fell into the removed water...I did the same with the Aqueon cartridges...

My BioMax looked fine and like it didn't need any "dunking"...

Was this okay?
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:34 PM   #12
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Oh ok lol. Yeah that's fine.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:36 PM   #13
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Oh ok lol. Yeah that's fine.
Whew! Okay...thanks...

How often do you think these media pieces need dunking/rinsing in the removed tank water? Is it just a matter of eyeballing them periodically, or looking for water return flow decreases?
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Also, D -- while we're on the topic of these 110 BioMax rings...here's something I began a thread on and which has bothered me ever since I bought replacement BioMax for this new setup...

YOUR sack of BioMax rings which looks like this:



Is NOT the same as the "replacement" BioMax Hagen supplies when you buy new rings in the store -- HERE is what came in the box of 110 "replacement" BioMax when I bought it:



See if you can zoom in on that image of the replacement media and note the difference in size between the original rings that come with the filters -- like you're running -- and the small "pellets" that come in the replacement boxes (but which are supposedly for the 110 model); I don't understand why Hagen replaced the larger rings with the two small sacks of the smaller BioMax when you buy the media as replacement...

Further -- do you think this will make any filtration difference in my 110?
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Also, D -- while we're on the topic of these 110 BioMax rings...here's something I began a thread on and which has bothered me ever since I bought replacement BioMax for this new setup...

YOUR sack of BioMax rings which looks like this:



Is NOT the same as the "replacement" BioMax Hagen supplies when you buy new rings in the store -- HERE is what came in the box of 110 "replacement" BioMax when I bought it:

See if you can zoom in on that image of the replacement media and note the difference in size between the original rings that come with the filters -- like you're running -- and the small "pellets" that come in the replacement boxes (but which are supposedly for the 110 model); I don't understand why Hagen replaced the larger rings with the two small sacks of the smaller BioMax when you buy the media as replacement...

Further -- do you think this will make any filtration difference in my 110?
I've noticed the change also. Doesn't change how it works. One of AC110's on the 75g has the mesh bag like you see in my pic and the second AC110 has 2 little bags with "pellet" like media.

Same thing, although I do like the larger bio rings and my thought process behind it is, it will have a larger area to breed BB. I could be wrong but its just my thought process behind liking one or the other.
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I've noticed the change also. Doesn't change how it works. One of AC110's on the 75g has the mesh bag like you see in my pic and the second AC110 has 2 little bags with "pellet" like media.
Okay, thanks for putting my mind at ease about that one; I, too, am running the two small bags with the "pellet like" BioMax...
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I have ceramic rings in my 55 that's been up almost a year and there's barley any grime on them also. Must mean were over doing it with the floss lol.
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If they are coming out this clean, are they still doing the job of storing bb? Mine come out this clean on my 406, I have Fluval pre filter media in the lower tray and Fluval BioMax in the next three trays plus the foams that hold everything and come out nasty.
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