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Better way to put it is, it's not a bad thing to keep on hand for emergencies, just not when you're trying to cycle a tank.


 
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Ok, so I should remove it? Once the tank is cycled should I just keep it out and just use it for emergencies or put it back in?
 

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Yes you should, you're making the cycle take longer than it should to finish.


 
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Ok, once the tank is cycled should I just keep it out and just use it for emergencies or put it back in?
 

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The thing with bacteria is they need a constant source of ammonia to metabolize in order to survive so the ammonia remover should only be used in emergencies or you'll basically starve off the bacteria.


 
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Ya that makes sense. I'll take the ammonia remover out. Should I through in another biomax to fill the space or will one work just fine? It's only one betta in a 10 gallon tank. It also had 4 plants in there to help.
 

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I rinse mine out in old tank water at least once every two weeks. Right now I'm using a double layer of sponge and a double of biomax for my AC50. And I'm using one sponge and one biomax for my AC30. I occasionally use other kinds of filtration in my Aqua Clears but only for a few hours to resolve a problem.
 

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