Evolve 4 with Aquaclear 50 sized filter media... - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
DefStatic's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Maine
Posts: 588
Evolve 4 with Aquaclear 50 sized filter media...

So after setting up my 30 gal at home with an Aquaclear 50, I took a closer look at the media chamber for the Aquaclear and the Evolve, and noticed they are almost the same size.

So I went to Petco today and picked up 2 sponges and the carbon insert. They did not have the biomax rings, which is why I picked up an extra sponge.

I also picked up this Fluval Nano black sponge that fits perfectly over the intake.

I stuffed the first sponge down to the bottom. Then the carbon bag on top of that. If I had the biomax rings I would have put that next, which would have put it at the water level. Instead I used another sponge. I also have the Nano Sponge placed infront of the intake.

As per standard Evolves, the water goes into the intake area into the media, then there is a spill way on top into the pump chamber.

Anyone have any thoughts? Should this setup be good? I am going to order the biomax rings online and replace the second sponge with that.

I did a 50% water change at the same time. Should I have any worries about my existing cycle? Which I still am not sure has even completed.
DefStatic is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome