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post #1 of 6 Old 04-20-2007, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
cleaning the sponge on my nano 24

tank nano 24 when do you need to clean the sponge or change the filter bags
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-20-2007, 07:27 PM
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You do a good cleaning every month or so. What do the bags contain. If they contain carbon, wash one month after inresting then replace on second month.

55 G 4x1.7x1.7
Emperor 400, Fluval 404, undergravel, Resun Cl300 Chiller
1 Blue damsel, 1 yellow tail damsel
1 Koran Angle
1 Long Noise Hawk
6 month old tank

55G 4x2x1
Self-built wetdry, undergravel, Seaclone 100, Turbo Twist 9w
1 Queen Angle juvenile about 6 inch long,, 1 maroon clown fish,
1 hawaiian turkey fish (lion). 1 blue damsel
3 year old tank
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-20-2007, 09:00 PM
I say get rid of the filter bags. And then just rinse the sponge in the tank water that you take out when you do water changes. IN my nano I have 1 sponge and thats it. Thats just to catch depris. Some one will ask then how are you filtering the waste out the water. In a 14 gallon I have 20lbs of live rock and the back is filled with macro algea.
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-20-2007, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
cleaning the sponge on my nano 24

WHAT IS THAT MICRO ALGIE YOU MEAN JUST LEAVE THE SPONGES NOTHING ELSE , THE TANK JUST FINISHED CYCLING
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-21-2007, 06:56 AM
It all depends on what you have in the tank. If you have enough live rock in there that will be your filter. Live rock acts as a filter. Macro algea is a algea that is good to keep somewhere in the water flow to consume all the nutrients in the water.
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-21-2007, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
cleaning the sponge on my nano 24

what does this algie look like is it a certian color or look to be different , also found a weard thing i took out a piece of lr and it was stuck togeather by somekind of white snail looking think i didnt ripe it but it wasent there when i started the tank does the rock start to grow togeather somehow , very strainge
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