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kjjb0204 07-06-2008 11:11 AM

Should I use two filter media inserts?
 
I have a Penguin 150 on my 10gal tank and it has two slots for the sponge/carbon media cartridge. The manual even says I can put a second in there. Is there any point to using two? Maybe I should put a second one in there in about a week, then each week clean the opposite one, so each is cleaned every two weeks.....not sure, still a beginner. Thanks for your help!

herefishy 07-06-2008 11:33 AM

Depends on your setup.

kjjb0204 07-06-2008 06:12 PM

10gal, Penguin 150 filter, small air pump and stone, 4 tiger barbs, 2 red wag platys, 1 small clown loach, 2 catfish of some sort.

okiemavis 07-07-2008 06:58 PM

I see no reason not to. It will provide for more filtration and you can change the inserts at alternating times which is better for the bacterial balance in your tank.


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