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Thread: Filter Maintenance
01-11-2013, 08:40 PM #21
Again, why have the charcoal rather than the fiber fill? Leaving the carbon you are adding a restriction to water flow for zer benifit; rather, move the floss from between the filter elements and put it in place of the worthless carbon (really activated charcoal.)
Otherwise, what you did is what that type of cartridge requires; however, rinising out both pads you lose a great deal of all the bacteria.Knowledge is fun(damental)
A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.
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