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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 05:56 PM
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I just loaded the 2 new Aqua Clears each with 1 sponge and a ton of bio-rings.

Did you put the bio rings in a bag? I tried to put matrix on one AC, but quickly learned lifting the cage, the matrix went everywhere!
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 06:06 PM
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in my two AQ110's i run two sponges and the biomax . In my penguin biowheels i run sponge on one side and aq biomax on other.

i also have a small aq 30 running just sponge on a planted 10 gal
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I like AC's myself. In a AC 50, which is what I normally use, even if too much flow, I just put in my AC 20 impeller, I just use the AC mechanical and bio media. Why I like the 50 is it fits a bag of Purigen almost perfectly which is nice.

I only use a prefilter if I need to. I used the Fluval ones forever and they got clogged easily. I would swap them out so I could thoroughly clean them. I found using a courser sponge worked better, I just made one out of an AC sponge. It didn't look as nice but worked better over time.
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I just picked up a C2 for my 10 gallon and am happy with it so far. I run everything that comes with it minus the carbon and I jammed a pre-cycled pot scrubber in there instead. I like the the fact that I can take out the foam for quick cleaning without disturbing everything else.
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pastert33 - Yes i put them in bags, wich exception of the fluval chi tank, i just loaded a bunch into the top water overflow dish.
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