Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· 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

_________________
  ...

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

User Tag List

Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 63
  1. #11

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    4,356

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the gift! I bow to your experience so i wanted to be sure that i did not give the OP wrong info. - Silbar   Tx for all the help for me and everyone else! - angelcraze2   Rocksor knows cichlids! - Brhino   Can''t give rep points, but great job on the diagnosis/treatment - Boundava   Sending you a geophagus to  tank you for your analytical powers! - discusluv   

    Default


    2 Not allowed!
    Save up for a canister to run along with the 2 x AC 110 that you have, an ehiem 2215 if you decide to keep both AC or eheim 2217 if you want to remove 1 AC. You can wait until black friday since Bigalspets and Drsfostersmith tend to have sales on canisters around then. You'll probably be fine for a year, unless you start feeding messy food like beef heart.

    I would also lower the flow to the lowest setting and see if they hide less.

    Only clean 1 filter at a time. Wait at least 2 weeks (1 month preferably) before cleaning the other filter. This will reduce the amount of bacteria loss as a result of cleaning.

    How are the AC110 filled?
    Last edited by Rocksor; 02-14-2017 at 04:55 PM.

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    46,926

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Mr 46,000 - steeler58   For surviving Harvey - Silbar   Hope you're drying out down there. - WhistlingBadger   Thanks for the Rep! - Silbar   Thanks for the rep! - Silbar   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    Glad you are getting some most excellent advice, fishlove.
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went” - Will Rogers

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    422

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Welcome to the AC! - Slaphppy7   Name THIS pleco, lol - Slaphppy7   No Message - Boundava   Your Angelfish Tank - Boundava   'Cause the AC is your favorite book, lol - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    It's strange because the same thing with my nitrates is happening in my 65 gallon. Nitrates were at 20 so I did a 50% WC, also cleaning the filter and after the next day nitrates were over 20. This is so frustrating because I try and keep good tanks now that I'm learning so much, especially from the AC (you guys are great ;)

    I wonder if my current routine with rinsing filter media is not keeping them wet enough. How soon does the BB die if the media starts drying? I thought BB was pretty resilient.

    **WC's are usually every 3-4 days and between 25-50% depending on bioload/nitrates (for both tanks)** Grrrr.....this can't be that hard to figure out

    Thanks to everyone for their responses
    65g neons, black neons, serpae tetras, harlequins, zebra danios, ghost shrimp, cory cats, nerite snails, vampire shrimp

    125g cory cats, nerite snails, flower shrimp, white clouds, angelfish, discus, pleco

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    8,161

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    For hanging out on a lazy Sunday ;-) - steeler58   No Message - BluewaterBoof   Thanks for the rep!  This is going to be fun! - WhistlingBadger   Happy Sunday ;-) - steeler58   Thanks for the "gpld star". - Silbar   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    How are the AC110 filled?
    Good question, you can double up on biomedia with the ACs if you haven't already.

  5. #15

    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    422

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Welcome to the AC! - Slaphppy7   Name THIS pleco, lol - Slaphppy7   No Message - Boundava   Your Angelfish Tank - Boundava   'Cause the AC is your favorite book, lol - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    Save up for a canister to run along with the AC 110 that you have, an ehiem 2215 if you decide to keep both AC or eheim 2217 if you want to remove 1 AC. You can wait until black friday since Bigalspets and Drsfostersmith tend to have sales on canisters around then. You'll probably be fine for a year, unless you start feeding messy food like beef heart.

    I would also lower the flow to the lowest setting and see if they hide less.

    Only clean 1 filter at a time. Wait at least 2 weeks (1 month preferably) before cleaning the other filter. This will reduce the amount of bacteria loss as a result of cleaning.

    How are the AC110 filled?
    Thanks for the heads up on the canister filter. Is there any other information you can provide as far as the way it runs, what to put in it, etc...I don't want to sound ignorant but it sounds like a whole new area to learn.

    The filters are currently at the low setting. I've also added more water with the WC so the water didn't have far to fall from the filter when flowing into the tank.

    Currently the filters have a sponge, carbon, biomax. Slap has suggested replacing the sponge with Poly Fil, which I am planning on buying some very soon. Also, the carbon he said to replace with more ceramic media.

    One question, when adding the Poly Fil, do I add as much surface area as the original sponge covered? Or can it be a thinner piece?
    65g neons, black neons, serpae tetras, harlequins, zebra danios, ghost shrimp, cory cats, nerite snails, vampire shrimp

    125g cory cats, nerite snails, flower shrimp, white clouds, angelfish, discus, pleco

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    4,356

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the gift! I bow to your experience so i wanted to be sure that i did not give the OP wrong info. - Silbar   Tx for all the help for me and everyone else! - angelcraze2   Rocksor knows cichlids! - Brhino   Can''t give rep points, but great job on the diagnosis/treatment - Boundava   Sending you a geophagus to  tank you for your analytical powers! - discusluv   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by fishlove View Post
    It's strange because the same thing with my nitrates is happening in my 65 gallon. Nitrates were at 20 so I did a 50% WC, also cleaning the filter and after the next day nitrates were over 20. This is so frustrating because I try and keep good tanks now that I'm learning so much, especially from the AC (you guys are great ;)

    I wonder if my current routine with rinsing filter media is not keeping them wet enough. How soon does the BB die if the media starts drying? I thought BB was pretty resilient.

    **WC's are usually every 3-4 days and between 25-50% depending on bioload/nitrates (for both tanks)** Grrrr.....this can't be that hard to figure out

    Thanks to everyone for their responses
    How clogged up are the biomedia? Are they pretty clogged up? Do you see a 50% reduction in flow prior to cleaning?

    Clogged media can allow for anaerobic bacteria to grow inside of them due to lack of oxygen. These bacteria can cause a denitrification cycle to start, where they start to eat nitrates, keeping your nitrates very low. When the media is cleaned, the anaerobic bacteria are killed off, and all of a sudden you see higher nitrates because the nitrates are no longer being consumed. The dead anaerobic bacteria also turn into ammonia, and any nitrates that were in the middle of the denitrification process stop midway, releasing nitrite into the tank. Therefore, adding more nitrates to the tank once processed.
    Last edited by Rocksor; 02-14-2017 at 05:00 PM.

  7. #17

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    46,926

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Mr 46,000 - steeler58   For surviving Harvey - Silbar   Hope you're drying out down there. - WhistlingBadger   Thanks for the Rep! - Silbar   Thanks for the rep! - Silbar   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    Do you keep your media entirely submerged when it is out of the filter?...this is important

    You aren't overfeeding I hope, that can raise trAtes, too
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went” - Will Rogers

  8. #18

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    4,356

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the gift! I bow to your experience so i wanted to be sure that i did not give the OP wrong info. - Silbar   Tx for all the help for me and everyone else! - angelcraze2   Rocksor knows cichlids! - Brhino   Can''t give rep points, but great job on the diagnosis/treatment - Boundava   Sending you a geophagus to  tank you for your analytical powers! - discusluv   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Do you keep your media entirely submerged when it is out of the filter?...this is important

    You aren't overfeeding I hope, that can raise trAtes, too

    What is the feeding regime like?

  9. #19

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    8,161

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    For hanging out on a lazy Sunday ;-) - steeler58   No Message - BluewaterBoof   Thanks for the rep!  This is going to be fun! - WhistlingBadger   Happy Sunday ;-) - steeler58   Thanks for the "gpld star". - Silbar   

    Default


    2 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by fishlove View Post
    The filters are currently at the low setting. I've also added more water with the WC so the water didn't have far to fall from the filter when flowing into the tank.

    Currently the filters have a sponge, carbon, biomax. Slap has suggested replacing the sponge with Poly Fil, which I am planning on buying some very soon. Also, the carbon he said to replace with more ceramic media.

    One question, when adding the Poly Fil, do I add as much surface area as the original sponge covered? Or can it be a thinner piece?
    The surface of the tank water should be at the bottom of the AC filter's spillway so that current flow is over the surface of the water and not downward into the tank. You only need a single layer or polyfill on the bottom of the AC filters and when it is dirty just change it out.

  10. #20

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    4,356

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the gift! I bow to your experience so i wanted to be sure that i did not give the OP wrong info. - Silbar   Tx for all the help for me and everyone else! - angelcraze2   Rocksor knows cichlids! - Brhino   Can''t give rep points, but great job on the diagnosis/treatment - Boundava   Sending you a geophagus to  tank you for your analytical powers! - discusluv   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    The surface of the tank water should be at the bottom of the AC filter's spillway so that current flow is over the surface of the water and not downward into the tank. You only need a single layer or polyfill on the bottom of the AC filters and when it is dirty just change it out.

    Won't it be easier to change out if the polyfill was on top so that you don't have to remove the whole carriage just to get to the polyfil? If the concern was reducing the amount of detritus build up on the biomedia, then I would put a prefilter sponge on the intake.

Posting Permissions

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