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Old 08-19-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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Newbie filter question

Is one black sponge in my filter enough to a) filter the water sufficiently and b) colonise my BB? I have a carbon filter. Having never seen one before, I didn't know it was one. So now that I want to remove it, will the remaining black sponge be ok on its own or do I need more than one black sponge?

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Old 08-19-2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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Is one black sponge in my filter enough to a) filter the water sufficiently and b) colonise my BB? I have a carbon filter. Having never seen one before, I didn't know it was one. So now that I want to remove it, will the remaining black sponge be ok on its own or do I need more than one black sponge?

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What size tank, stock, filter make&model???
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:58 PM   #3
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Hi sorry it's a 64litre lovefish panorama tank. Not sure what make/model the filter is but it came with the tank. I'll have a look when I get home.

The tank is heavily planted and contains 8 harlequin rasboras and 2 assassin snails.
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Hi sorry it's a 64litre lovefish panorama tank. Not sure what make/model the filter is but it came with the tank. I'll have a look when I get home.

The tank is heavily planted and contains 8 harlequin rasboras and 2 assassin snails.
Yeah it will be fine with the one black sponge. The BB doesn't live on the carbon anyway so no problems there. I would stick a bit of floss in there too, if you have room. It will keep the water super clear.....
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Thanks bud

I'm not sure what the benefits of carbon are really unless you using medications. I heard they keep the water clear and reduce smells but at least the floss will do part of that.

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I'm not sure what the benefits of carbon are really unless you using medications. I heard they keep the water clear and reduce smells but at least the floss will do part of that.

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Yeah, that's exactly what it does. Floss will do the trick. Add some Purigen if you have the room....
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