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.
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.
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.