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Thread: cycling problem

  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by vafa
    It's a tetra small bio bag
    This? Is there anything else in the filter?

    Do you have just the carbon in it? If so you would be far better served with actual bio-media in it instead of carbon. I suspect this is a major reason for your issues.

    If it were me, I would dump the carbon out and replace it with this or similar. It would hold far more BB than the carbon is capable of [Not it's role really, Carbon is chemical filtration and you need biological filtration] and it also doesn't lose it's effectiveness like carbon does. I don't run carbon at all.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    That is +2 for 850R! You absoultly MUST have a decent bio-media - ceramic chips, noodles or fiber fill but carbon is worthless - both as a bio-media and as a filter media at all.

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    alright i will let you know what i will get

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    im thinking of keeping what i have and adding http://www.mrpets.ca/Products/Produc...&categoryid=-2

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    and what is what is chose ceramic media

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    and what is what is chose ceramic media
    What... ? Try that again in the form of a sentence please.

    Quote Originally Posted by vafa
    im thinking of keeping what i have and adding http://www.mrpets.ca/Products/Produc...&categoryid=-2
    No, Ditch the carbon and put the linked stuff in the bag. The fact that you still have ammonia after a month of fishless cycling should tell you how effective the carbon is being at housing a BB colony. It isn't the right stuff for the job.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    what linked stuff in a bag?
    oh sorry about the sentence typo
    is what i chose ceramic media

  8. #18

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    Quote Originally Posted by vafa
    what linked stuff in a bag? Read it again,That's not what I said.
    oh sorry about the sentence typo
    is what i chose ceramic media
    The stuff you chose IS the linked stuff - It's the stuff you linked to - Put IT into the bag that the carbon was in.

    Yes it is ceramic media.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Ok
    Is that one type of media good for the whole tank or should I add more types of media

  10. #20

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    Quote Originally Posted by vafa
    Ok
    Is that one type of media good for the whole tank or should I add more types of media
    Yes & No.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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