Bio SPONGE advice

  1. musserump09

    musserump09 Well Known Member Member

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    the filters that came with my starter tanks do not have a BIO Sponge. Should I add one?

    tank is still cycling so how should I add one ?

    rinse tap soak in prime water and insert?
     

  2. Grimund

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    Not sure exactly what a BIO sponge is, but your beneficial bacteria will populate the media you already have, so I'm not sure there would be a point
     

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    musserump09 Well Known Member Member

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    one came with my Cascade Filter it sit between the filter. forgive me if I called it wrong lol
     
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    Scott are you talking about the sponge that goes over the intake?
     
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    I think so. for example my cascade filter has two parts one is the filter pad one is a black sponge. my other filter just has a filter pad and plastic guard thing (Walmart Starter Aquarium fyi)...just wanted to know if it would help get my cycle to est.
     
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    Not really, they will colonize on the filter pads without a special sponge.
     

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