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Old 03/10/2018, 04:13 PM   #1
IN OVER MY HEAD
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Sponge filters in the jbj 28 gallon nano

do I really need the sponge filters in the 1 and 5 slots of my jbj 28 gallon nanocube? I am talking about the ones that are about 1/4" x 2.5" x 8" long and sit in the side chambers by the pumps. They don't really seem to catch anything and I am afraid they are just becoming nitrate factory's for me. P.S iam battling high nitrates, 6-8ppm. I currently have a skimmer in the number 3 spot so I don't have the factory basket.


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Old 03/10/2018, 05:27 PM   #2
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I have a media backer in chamber 1. Iíll put filter floss or charcoal in there for 24 hours if Iím stirring up a lot of detritus(bare bottom tank) and skimmer is in chamber 5. I wouldnít leave any mechanical filtration in long term.


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Old 03/10/2018, 05:28 PM   #3
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I have a media backer in chamber 1. Iíll put filter floss or charcoal in there for 24 hours if Iím stirring up a lot of detritus(bare bottom tank) and skimmer is in chamber 5. I wouldnít leave any mechanical filtration in long term.


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Media basket. Not backer


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Old 03/10/2018, 06:38 PM   #4
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these pads came factory with the tank. they hang vertically on the sides of the chambers. heres a picture.

https://www.google.com/search?q=jbj2...uYhRC64ac6p1M:

I don't see what they can really be catching.


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Old 03/26/2018, 01:26 PM   #5
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I have the same exact tank as you. Honestly I removed mine at least 4 years ago. Less stuff to have to worry about cleaning or changing out


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