A clean tank - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 11-11-2006, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Tracy's Avatar
 
A clean tank

I have a 7 gallon hexagon with the "marineland' built in filter and biowheel. I have never been impressed with the filtration: it just didn'seem to move a lot of water and keep it clean. The tank is about 16 inches deep.

What I have done is, bought a Fluval 1+ submersible filter (which only has a sponge in it), and instead of using the marineland filter in the build-in unit at the top of the tank, I put a small bag of activated charcoal (made for the aquaclear 30 hang-on-back filter). Now my tank has a great charcoal filter and sponge, and the water is crystal clear! :D

You know what the definition of hobby is: something of interest that is going to cost you lots of money!
Tracy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 11-11-2006, 02:54 AM
Member
 
Bristle nose's Avatar
 
I also recently added charcoal to my filter and it is great, it keep the the water so clean and clear and also takes tannins out of the water. The bad thing about it is that it also takes out plant nutrients and that you have to take it out when medicating fish (not that i ever have to).

I'm a Pleco addict!
Bristle nose is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 11-11-2006, 06:25 AM
Folks:

Before you get "carried away" with charcoal filtration you might want to read this treatise by Adam Dagma concerning HITH disease.

http://www.worldcichlids.com/diseases/Adamhith.html

TR
jones57742 is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 11-19-2006, 06:17 PM
New Member
 
I've never needed charcoal in any of my tanks and the water has always been clear.

I dont know much about HITH disease but I'd heed Jones' warning, hehe.
firefiend is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to clean a tank the right way? Tundra9 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 14 03-23-2009 07:00 PM
A clean tank Tracy Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 1 12-19-2006 09:38 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome