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i have a 12g NC, and have always had a single sponge in the first chamber, to collect extra food or whatnot that may be floating around, then in the second i have LR rubble. my question is, what all do you guys do here, do you run the sponge or not? do you run w/ all LR or none?

i have always washed the sponge once a week w/ every water change.
 

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skilter said:
well i dont have any problems w/ bubbles... i was just thinking of the pros and cons... cons being the high nitrates.
I don't either :) they were horrible though when I pulled all the sponges I just rinse the sponges well each water change and nitrates haven't been a problem
 

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ok well something stung me pretty good the other day when i was cleaning it... i dont know what it was, so thats when i thought hmmm, do i really need this thing. because i plan on getting more LR rubble to put in the back, i know it will cycle again because of this, but if thats how i avoid a nitrate factory, so be it.

thanks for the replies ya'll!
 

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I don't have a skimmer so I left one sponge in and took the other out. I rotate the sponges with cleanings. If I had a skimmer I would loose the sponge.
 
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