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Thread: Tetratec 1200

  1. Default Tetratec 1200


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    My above filter tube that blows out the water is only about 24 inches long , my tank is 36 inches long ,

    Does this matter, i also noticed that according to teh instructions on the filter media ie filter floss. TETRATEC BIOLOGICAL FILTER FOAM, TETRATEC CARBON TETRA TEC etc should be changed every 4 weeks, i couldnt afford to do that

  2. #2

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    If your referring to the spray bar, it doesn't have to be as long as the tank to work well

    You also do not need to change foam inseters every 4 weeks if you clean them on a regular basis in old tank water. All of the foam pads in my FX5 are over 2 years old now and I don't plan on changing them until they start falling apart

    Carbon will need to be changed every 4 weeks or so. Any chance you could just replace the carbon with another foam insert ???
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  3. Default wow u have to change the carbon stones


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    that is expensive

    do u mean not to use the carbon stones and just use foam??

  4. #4

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    Yup, in most cases you can just use foam or a combination of foam and some biomedia.

    In most filters that take cartridges, you can do replace the carbon cartirdge with a sponge. You really only need to use carbon unless you need to remove meds from the tank. I almost never use carbon in my FW tanks.

    Edit:

    I would suggest to have sponges on the bottom try, and biomedia in all other trays. Bio-max has always worked great in my set-ups

    Last edited by Cliff; 10-08-2012 at 04:26 AM.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  5. Default Thanks


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    For the Advice

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    For the Advice

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