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post #11 of 13 Old 11-14-2013, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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I pay absolutely no attention to what they say the filters are rated. I look at GPH and volume of media it holds.
Makes perfect sense to me! More is better in my book!
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post #12 of 13 Old 11-14-2013, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
Ok so being that were discussing more is better, would I be better off with a larger sponge? I imagine they make larger ones for a reason.
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Bigger is better, but there is also the law of diminishing returns. There comes a point at which adding size does not translate to added benefit. In my own experience with massive filtration systems, bigger means I don;t have to clean them as often, and that's a benefit that keeps giving.

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