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post #1 of 6 Old 11-03-2009, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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if i have a media filter on my tank and im going to get live rock tomorrow do i need to take the whole filter off? leave it? take the pad out? what do i need to do?
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post #2 of 6 Old 11-03-2009, 09:21 PM
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I would remove the filter completely, or only use it for activated carbon.

This assumes you are starting a new system and do not have livestock.
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post #3 of 6 Old 11-03-2009, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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what do you mean use only activated carbon?
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post #4 of 6 Old 11-03-2009, 10:59 PM
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I would run the filter empty, other than a bag of activated carbon. What filter exactly do you have?
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post #5 of 6 Old 11-04-2009, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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i have a top fin 30
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post #6 of 6 Old 11-05-2009, 10:31 PM
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The yes, my advice above would be appropriate.
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