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Old 04-06-2010, 11:50 AM   #1 
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What can you put in Penn Plax SWFs?

I'm about to go pick up the 2 SWFs I ordered for my divided 6. I think the filters come with carbon in them and I'd rather just take that out from the get go and put something else in it.... but what?

I really don't have the extra cash to go buy some high falutin' filter stuff and I was wondering if cotton balls or a piece of sponge like this would work?

I already have the air hose and air pump and I'll be cloning the filters with gravel borrowed from other tanks. I could put pieces of the sponge in my established filters for a couple days then transfer them to the SWFs if I can get the sponge to go in the SWF.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:43 PM   #2 
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...... and how do you get the darn back off the thing to get the carbon out????
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Well what I did was replace my filter cartridges, and put in sponges. I bought the sponges straight at Petsmart, so i'm sure it's aquarium safe (I was too paranoid to buy any other kind).

As for removing the carbon, try stabbing it with scissors? Dunno, worked for me, haha.
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