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Old 08-04-2020, 11:43 AM   #1
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Anyone used Aquarium Cotton Sponge Biochemical Filtration Pads?

I have an Aqua Clear 50. I use generic sponges, but the ones I used to buy from eBay don't seem to be around any more. I used to get 12 for like $15. But now the only ones out there seem to be 6 for $11. I was hoping that maybe I could find a cheaper alternative and saw Aquarium Cotton Sponge Biochemical Filtration Pads. But I have never used anything like that before and hoping for some advice.
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This seems fine for capturing muck and maybe rinsing a couple times and throwing it out.

The sponge (for the bottom spot) which comes with the filter lasts almost forever!

I think it is page 4 for the stock configuration
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Are you throwing the sponges out, the ones that come with the filter?
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Sponges will last 5-10 years. No need to throw them out. You want 10/20 ppi sponges in your filter or just simple pot scrubbies will last forever. Just don't clean your filter all the time. Only want to clean the sponges with a quick rinse under water every 4-6 months.
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I've had my filter for a few years, the original sponge was tossed a long time ago. I try to use the sponges for as long as I can. The pack of 12 I've been going through i bought Spring 2018. I gave some away and down to 3. I guess it would probably just still be cheaper in the long run to buy the 6 pack since it will last me much longer.
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Thank you. I've been in the habit of cleaning them when the water starts to slow out the filter fall. But that's good to know. Thank you.
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