Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-29-2005, 01:27 AM   #21
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by greenmaji
If you were to use polyfiber I would use bio-rings first.. then sponge then polyfiber in that order (were you put the bio-rings doesnt really matter they dont disrupt flow much because they dont get clogged up
The thing about that is though you want the biorings exposed to air, wich is why they are the last filtration. and if you put the polyfiber last then its just going to float to the top becuase nothing is holding it down. Thats the beauty of the stuffing is becuase it gets clogged up before teh sponge and is much cheaper to throw away and you don't have to worry about the sponge getting that clogged up. It works great for me anyway and i use just enough polyfiber that i know when i chagne it out i can just toss it.. and i clean the filters out about every 2 weeks.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2005, 02:03 AM   #22
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 6,015
Send a message via AIM to greenmaji
float around aayy.. you must be more gentel then I.. LOL
I would stuff it in there.. :P

the bio-rings being exposed to air is a preferance in how you want the media to work really.. but unless its getting flow over it its not going to benifit from the air IMO..
__________________

__________________
greenmaji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2005, 02:13 AM   #23
God of primitive fishes
 
Toirtis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,163
Send a message via MSN to Toirtis Send a message via Yahoo to Toirtis
Quote:
Originally Posted by AshleyNicole
The thing about that is though you want the biorings exposed to air, wich is why they are the last filtration.
Correct.

Quote:
... stuffing is becuase it gets clogged up before teh sponge and is much cheaper to throw away and you don't have to worry about the sponge getting that clogged up.
Who throws away sponges? Most of mine are years old...that is what rinsing is for....and it makes no sense to put fine filtration before coarse.
__________________
G. A. Christian Bilou, Herpetologist
Founder/Director, Reptile Rescue Alberta
Past-President, Calgary Aquarium Society
www.calgaryaquariumsociety.com
Toirtis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2005, 02:30 AM   #24
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
right Christian.. but the sponges are a PITA to rinse out when they get really clogged up.. and when you have the stuffing first you can throw it away and you barely have to rinse the sponge out.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2005, 02:42 AM   #25
God of primitive fishes
 
Toirtis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,163
Send a message via MSN to Toirtis Send a message via Yahoo to Toirtis
Quote:
Originally Posted by AshleyNicole
right Christian.. but the sponges are a PITA to rinse out when they get really clogged up..
See, I don't find that at all....with any of the 70 or so Aquaclear sponges I rinse regularly.
__________________
G. A. Christian Bilou, Herpetologist
Founder/Director, Reptile Rescue Alberta
Past-President, Calgary Aquarium Society
www.calgaryaquariumsociety.com
Toirtis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2005, 02:46 AM   #26
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 6,015
Send a message via AIM to greenmaji
<<-- never threw out a AC sponge
wow.. I didnt know you were saying that at all.
Ive never found them tough to rince out.. hmm..
__________________
greenmaji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2005, 02:56 AM   #27
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I just think it takes forever to rinse rinse rinse rinse, and im so OCD that i have to rinse till the water runs clear!!! LOL.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
filter

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Canister filter vs. HOB filter for a planted tank fort384 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11 02-02-2009 01:09 AM
are Wet/dry filter & Mini-Reef Filter the same thing?? Bubble_B0y Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 08-26-2005 04:02 PM
Does Micron Filter Pad work well with HOB filter? ahboy22 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 08-08-2005 09:41 PM
How to filter 200 gal. Would pond filter work? arowanaman420 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 0 03-28-2005 11:05 PM
Small Internal power filter as a secondary filter chasgood General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 06-17-2004 01:24 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.