This is a pic of it yesterday night vs. today. Clearing up by itself, without any fine mechanical filter media.
Tossed in three MarinePure spheres from my established tank to seed the tank. Two in the internal filter, one near the sponge filter.
The sponge filter is super noisy, specifically when the bubbles hit the surface so gonna need to figure out what to do there. Though I could actually get the bubbles produced from the sponge filter to go into the wavemaker actually! So at least that idea of mine worked. Just gonna have to wait for my filter floss to come to get everything set up properly I suppose.
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