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Old 03-06-2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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Newbie Question.

Right now I have a powerfilter in my FOWLR. I have sponges in the filter and ceramic rings. The rings cover my whole filter so do I need to put my rings in a bag? Or can I just leave it bagless?
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:33 PM   #2
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I believe the rings should be bag less
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I have the same things in mine, they aren't meant to be in a bag, wouldn't work otherwise.
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I wonder how you clean your ceramic rings if not in bag.
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You are going to have to keep the rings and sponges very clean or you will have a nitrate factory on your hands. Personally I would keep them in a bag and rinse very well when I do a water change. The sponges the same way. With the type of filter you have make sure you keep up on water changes.
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One more question, Can I ditch the 2 chemical sponges?
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If the rings are the prefilter, go bagless. If they're the biomedia, I prefer to bag them for easier maintenance.
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