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Old 11/17/2009, 02:05 PM   #1
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Micron bags in sump

I would like to know feedback on micro bags in the sump, what are the pros and cons.


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Old 11/17/2009, 02:08 PM   #2
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I dont use them,they need to be changed to often for me.


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Old 11/17/2009, 02:10 PM   #3
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I use them off and on. Dont know if they help or not.


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Old 11/17/2009, 05:21 PM   #4
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They will help with mechanical filtration. However, if not cleaned or switched out regularly, they can become nitrate factories.


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Old 11/17/2009, 05:50 PM   #5
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Can you just change these out and wash them in the washer?


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Old 11/17/2009, 05:57 PM   #6
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i use them all the time but continually change them about every two weeks depending on your fish load


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Old 11/17/2009, 05:58 PM   #7
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i think you can wash them but i never tried it. i would just rather not take the chance and put new in everytime


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Old 11/17/2009, 06:30 PM   #8
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Yes, you can wash them, but I'll let someone else tell you about that as I don't use them.


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Old 11/17/2009, 07:23 PM   #9
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I soak mine in 1-part bleach to about 6-parts water for a few days, rinse them out at the sink, hang to dry and reuse over and over and over and over..............
Pros for me- cleaps my sump clean, detritus and sand free
Cons for me- extra work


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Old 11/17/2009, 07:54 PM   #10
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They will help with mechanical filtration. However, if not cleaned or switched out regularly, they can become nitrate factories.
This is why I took mine out. I'm gonna follow the suggestion of adding the sock after doing tank cleaning/water changes to catch all the junk that stirs up then take it out again.


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Old 11/18/2009, 07:00 AM   #11
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I keep one in my sump 24/7 and change it out every day. Throw them in the wash with a little bleach on the weekend. I believe they remove more organics than my monster skimmer does.


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Old 11/18/2009, 08:20 AM   #12
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I'm with elegance. They look funky after a few days- and that's good! I own 4, and change them out every few days. I wash them in the washing machine by themselves with a little bleach and then rinse with RO water and let air dry.

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