11-24-2011, 08:45 AM
| || | I have an Aquaclear filter. The nice thing about those filters as you can choose what media you want in the basket. Most on this site, don't recommend or use carbon. Apparently, it is only good for a short time, and is used to remove medication from water. Instead, I would totally agree with you in putting in more ceramic chips or another foam pad, to provide more surface area for good bacteria. Tank looks pretty. Rocks that size are real traps for food to fall below and possibly cause problems with water parameters. You'll have to be careful not to overfeed. With a good syphon vacuum, you can get down in the rocks and suck up debris. A sinking wafer can be used in fishless cycling. Won't hurt to throw one in, IMO. Gwen
Originally Posted by Obakemono
Yeah, I had to re-think what I wanted for this tank. I'll look through the profiles and see what would suit my tank size. I have allot of plastic plants now but I have allot of mid-upper open space in the tank. I'll take a pic of it later and post my setup. I do still have a few questions though: I have an Aqua clear 20 for primary filtration (foam, carbon and ceramic pellets) but I was thinking of adding my second spare 20 with just ceramic pellets for more bacteria surface area. Would this help with overall filtration? I do not have an UGF yet, but the tank is well aerated with a 3" stone. I am running the tank for the easiest water conditions and a temp around 75-78f, but I can adjust that with the heater setting. Ambient in the house is always about 68-74 year round as well.