ac sponge replacement

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Hey gang!I would like to replace the sponge in my ac 50,so i am currently running 2 sponges,filter floss and bio chips(no carbon).How long should i run both sponges before i can throw the old one out?
 

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It's really not necessary to replace the sponge until it is falling apart. You can just rinse it in old tank water while you're doing water changes. I have some that I've been running for 5 or more years.

What are bio chips?
 

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Harpua is right, you don't need to replace it until it is falling apart. However, if you are going to replace it, I would suggest running both together for at least a month. The longer, the better.
 
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Maybe bio chips is an improper name but thats what i call them,they are the little ceramic like rocks that house beneficial bacteria.
 
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