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But does the bio stuff disintegrate or just get dirty? I'm okay with doing that. It's worth it to keep my tank healthy. This thing is like my baby. Except I don't like babies. Lol
That exact box of biomax came in my mail today, I haven't read all the posts so I'm not exactly sure where you are at but I'm assuming you are wanting to make your aqueon filter much better with those.
They are actually designed to go into canister filter, those rings are pretty large so you might have a hard time getting many in the extra space, especially if it's a small aqeoun, I have an old aqueon10 and there is pretty much no space in it.
If they are returnable you could always pick up one of the packs designed for the Fluval Aquaclear filters, they come either already in a media bag or with one supplied, if you let me know the exact model of aqueon filter and post a pic looking into it with an idea of space I could probably give you better advice or idea of what I would personally do.
Are you wanting to use the standard carbon cartridge as well as adding the biomax?
If so you are probably going to struggle to get much in, I don't know how much coral you are using but it might work out better to put the coral in the Aqueon since you will be able manipulate it better in the space.
That way you could get a lot more biomax rings in the back of the Aquaclear. Did you open up the biomax? You could open the box and leave the bag seal and just see how big they are in regards to the aqueon.
I guess you could just try it out on both filters and see which works best, the aqueon probably would fit more if you removed the cartridge holder thing. Just try out your options with it. The only issue I see is your only established bacteria is probably on that cartridge you have in there so you don't really want to remove that until the biomax build up a colony too.
I'm surprised it all fit to be honest, but you did have to take the blue thing out.
You should give the biomax a quick wash in old tank water every month or so since there won't be any mechanical filtration in that filter, not too vigorous though, just to get off some of the dirt that will build up over time.
Yeh that area would be good for a sponge like the one in the Aquaclear, a coarse sponge should effect the flow too much.
You don't want to ever replace the rings, unless they got so covered in dirt that they were black or somehow disintegrated into dust, which to my knowledge they won't. In either of those scenarios the tank would of had to have been neglected pretty bad and there wouldn't be any fish left alive.
If for some other reason they needed replaced you would only replace 1/2 at a time. But like I said you shouldn't ever have to replace the,, just give them a quick bath every now and again when you do water changes.