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    big sponge in bio balls compartment

    Since I'm not using bio balls, the noise coming from the water falling to my sump became noisier that before. Will it be ok if I just put a big sponge in the bio balls compartment to reduce the noise, if yes, how often do I need to clean it?

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    If you opt to do this you will have to clean it EVERY DAY without fail. Depending on the sump material and set up you could add a slanted piece of glass or plastic so the water dose not fall as far and is directed into a single flat stream. That will reduce the noise level substantially.

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    Rob

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    Put some liverock in there instead. It should cut down on the noise and you won't have to clean it

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    will the LR die if I put it there? because it's not constant water just waterfall coming from the maintank

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    It should be OK as long as it is getting wet and staying wet. However don't use the PRIME pieces in that location
    Rob

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    You might even end up having a large number of sponges grow there due to low light and high disolved organic matter as a result of the small bubbles. This is of course a good thing
    -Dazz

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