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    Quote Originally Posted by freshwaterfishlover View Post
    the filter has 5 baskets of media so it would work pretty good for a 180g by it self.
    The amount of baskets won't make any difference if the filter doesn't have the flow rates to turn the water over efficiently. As toddnbecka mentioned, that filter is only filtering the entire volume of that tank at most twice every hour going off the manufacturer's inflated claims. If you tossed another filter on with similar flow rates (doesn't matter if HOB or canister), you'll be closer to 4x the tank volume and most likely see a big difference in the clarity of the tank.

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    1. I was not trying to be deceiving I did not test my Nitrate at the time. As of right now its between 10-20ppm.

    2. I feed Blood Worms because its the only thing the Gar or Stingrays will eat regularly and will not cause a huge mess in the tank. I tried Frozen Shrimp cubes and they will eat it, but once it brakes up no one will touch it and it makes a huge s mess in the tank. I tried Catfish Nuggets, but they really dont touch it. I also tried Imitation crab and they do eat it, but far less then Frozen blood Worms.

    3. My water has cleared up a bit today, but there is still some cloudiness to it.
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    If you can not get the animals to switch to more well-rounded foods you may want to consider soaking the bloodworms in a liquid vitamin supplement to ensure they are getting more minerals and vitamins.

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    Also I’m going to buy a Cascade 1200 Canister filter rated up to 150g @315GPH to go a long with my cascade 1500 rated up to 200g @350GPH.
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    Just ordered a Cascade 1200 Canister filter on amazon rated for 150g @ 315GPH
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    You can add some polyfil batting to help with the cloudy water-just be aware its something you may have to switch out regularly on a daily/bi-weekly basis with the sting rays stirring the sand up.

    Something like this that says 100% polyester with no flame retardants, its like a water polisher pad without the cost.


    https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...j0.ImtFxMAziY8


    You can find it at JoAnn's and Michael's craft stores as well.

    You can get the stuffing type too, but in my opinion it takes up more space and can be a mess f you don't get all the loose fibers.
    Last edited by Boundava; 07-10-2019 at 05:01 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boundava View Post

    You can get the stuffing type too, but in my opinion it takes up more space and can be a mess f you don't get all the loose fibers.
    Yeah, that's the stuff I use. Mainly because I was too lazy to keep cutting up the batting haha I remember you stating in the past that you didn't like the loose fibers but I've never really noticed them. I just stuff the puffs into my canisters and never had a problem. Maybe the different brands have different fibers and such?

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    I just think the sheets take up less space. the fibers got stuck on my sponges and ceramic media-maybe I packed it too tight though.
    5.5g- Shrimp tank
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    Why did I order another PenPlex Cascade. It is so hard to get the filter started the first time. It took me a few days to get the other cascade I have started the first time to. Also today I lost a part to the impeller so I had to order another.
    180 Gallon:
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    1- Mantilla hybrid Stingray
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    1- 14" Spotted Gar

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    Finally got the PenPlex Canister filter working,but it makes a lot of noise. The other Cascade Canister makes no noise at all. Any ideas why it making so much noise?
    180 Gallon:
    1-Motoro Stingray
    1- Mantilla hybrid Stingray
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    1- 14" Spotted Gar

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