Using All Filter Foam In Aquaclear 50?

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by Dano83, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Dano83

    Dano83Valued MemberMember


    I just bought a aquaclear 50 filter and i'm just wondering if I could place three foam pieces in the filter instead of the biomax and carbon?

    Also would bacteria grow good on foam?
  2. Swampgorilla

    SwampgorillaValued MemberMember

    Yes ... and Yes ... if that's what you want to do.

    EDIT: I would just make sure you arrange the foams from bottom to top - courser to finer.
  3. OP

    Dano83Valued MemberMember

    Thanks so much for your informational reply.
  4. FishFish221

    FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    You can, but filter foam doesn't house as much as ceramic rings or pumice, so if you have a heavy stocking, it might not be enough.
  5. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    I personally recommend lava rock for media, it works super well.