Does anyone use filter floss in the sump?

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  1. crustytheclown

    crustytheclown Eyelash Blennie

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    I was wondering if anyone uses filter floss in the sump? I used it for a few weeks and it kept my water super clear. iIm just wondering if there are any pros and cons to it and if anyone does?
     
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  3. Strickland_673

    Strickland_673 Fire Shrimp

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    I only use it on a "Need To" basis, if there's a sandstorm or something in my water I'll use it for a day, But it can become a nitrate factory pretty quick!!!
     
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    Mobalized Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    I change mine every few days but there is always a piece in there. All parameters consistently read 0
     
  5. crustytheclown

    crustytheclown Eyelash Blennie

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    ok. sweet. i think it keeps my water clearer. I use a long, thin piece and i place it between my baffles right before my return pump. I kind of shove it down in between but also keep it on the surface so all the water travels through it. I replace it every week.
     
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    crustytheclown Eyelash Blennie

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    Do you find that your water is clearer? I also have a diamond watchman goby that kicks up all of detritus in my tank.
     
  7. Mobalized

    Mobalized Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    I think it does, mine picks up a lot of garbage. I change it whenever it has collected a good amount of stuff.
     
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    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    Yep I run some in the baffles also. Change it every 3 days. Keeps water super clear. Plus its cheap, I spend about 7 bucks and that's a year worth.
     
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    crustytheclown Eyelash Blennie

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    /where do you get yours from?
     
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    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    I get it at my lfs. It's a 4ft x 10ft roll. Then I precut the strips.
     
  12. crustytheclown

    crustytheclown Eyelash Blennie

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    nice. whats it called? do you know?