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Old 12-08-2011, 01:51 AM   #1
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AC 110 question

Do you use all the bells and whistles that the filter comes with? Sponge, carbon and whatever that bag of what look likes round hollow shells. I just used it all.

Question is... How do you run your AC 110? I have 1 110 with the carbon and 1 AC with the ammonia out bag. The store was running a special and it came with it so I figured one carbon and one of the other.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:01 AM   #2
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IMO Ditch the carbon. Not needed, waste of money. And ditch the ammonia absorbing stuff. The BB consumes the ammonia, no need for it.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:06 AM   #3
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IMO Ditch the carbon. Not needed, waste of money. And ditch the ammonia absorbing stuff. The BB consumes the ammonia, no need for it.
Ok so just the big white sponge that's it? What about those shell looking things? Why do they sell filters with all this stuff when it's not needed? That annoys me!!

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The white things are ceramic rings. They have a porous surface for BB to grow in/on. They are your bio media so keep them!
BB grows on everything even carbon so don't throw too much media from your filter at once.
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The white things are ceramic rings. They have a porous surface for BB to grow in/on. They are your bio media so keep them!
BB grows on everything even carbon so don't throw too much media from your filter at once.
Ok thanks. For now I'll keep everything. And when I save up its the fluval FX5!!
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Ok thanks. For now I'll keep everything. And when I save up its the fluval FX5!!
Yay canister! IMO chuck the ammonia absorb stuff now. Will mess up your cycle.
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Yay canister! IMO chuck the ammonia absorb stuff now. Will mess up your cycle.
Really?!?! Wonderful!!! Like right now?! At 1:20am? I'll do it! Should I? For real?!

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Really?!?! Wonderful!!! Like right now?! At 1:20am? I'll do it! Should I? For real?!

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In the morning will be fine. It's only been in there like two days right? Won't harm anything in that amount of time.
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In the morning will be fine. It's only been in there like two days right? Won't harm anything in that amount of time.
Yea tomorrow will be 2 days but I'm up now. My son decided he was hungry. What exactly does that ammonia out carbon thing do that screws up the cycle?
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I did it now. I'm up anyway. So I just have the sponge, those shell things for BB and the media from my old penguin.
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