Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Calgary. AB, Canada
Aquaclear filter media
I have an old Aquaclear Mini (I think that it's called the Aquaclear 20 now?) that I want to add as a temporary second filter on my 10gal. I currently have a Marina Slim 10 running. I will be setting up a new tank in a few weeks/month or so, and I will take the media from the Marina filter and put it in an Aquaclear 50 to kick start the cycle. I like the Aquaclear 20 and will continue to run it on my 10gal as the main filter after.
My question is, I have a bunch of the Aquaclear sponges, and a bag of the biomax media. Is there any particular order that I should layer them? I'm not going to use the carbon, so I was thinking bottom two layers will be sponge, with the top layer the biomax. I'll also add a sponge on the intake. Should I add anything in the little intake area where the tube is? I can cut some sponge to fit there too.
I have some dish scourers that I've used in other filters, is there any benefit to adding it to the Aquaclear too? It's much denser than the sponges. If I add it, does it matter where?
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