Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 12 of 12
  1. #11

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    oh, and to answer your question, yes, you should leave some media in the existing filter, unless you are running two filters, or have lots of porous rock/surface area in your tank that would house enough BB to support your bio-load.

  2. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I was getting that impression about the filter media, but hadn't tracked down the specifics yet. Like quilt batting? Wool or poly? I am guessing cotton would be a gunky mess pretty quickly. What would be the bio media options for an aqueon quietflow filter? I guess the aquaclear makes more sense in that regard. The aqueon seems a little less obvious.

    So our cycled tank is a 15 with an aqueon quietflow 30 filter. It has 10 fish, driftwood, two vals, some spreading java fern and a rapidly reproducing clump of java moss. We do a pwc (35% ish) sometimes every week, but sometimes every other. What is the (loose ballpark) estimate for the life of that filter? What sorts of things indicate the need for a change?

    Thanks for all the info!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •