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Old 03-25-2014, 08:05 PM   #21
 
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I know that they are different requirement for temp and stuff but the cycle is essentially the same. To my knowledge.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:32 PM   #22
 
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I guess all I need to do is just pull them from my pond;)
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:39 PM   #23
 
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Or if you have a filter on the pond seed some media from one of your new filters for 2 weeks or so. Bring it in and throw some flake food or ammonia in and watch levels. I'm not the total expert but I don't see how it wouldn't help.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:46 PM   #24
 
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I was thinking that same thing last week. I do have a filter on it and it may just may work.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:00 PM   #26
 
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Then you'll shorten the cycle. I wish you luck.
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:06 PM   #27
 
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Thanks, ill let you know how it works out.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:19 AM   #28
 
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I always transfer media. I use enough that it instant cycles my tank .. Really it's cloning a tank... And can be stocked right away. Everyone of my tanks were done that way and soon the new big one as well . Never failed me .


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Old 03-27-2014, 07:52 AM   #29
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Hello Folks:
I have been reading the post about filtration and have several notions i wish to present;

First is the gallon per hour rating determined with filter media or is the gph rates the volume of water the pump is capable of producing without filter media?

Second notion is the assumption that increased flow rates threw the filter media increases mechanical filtering efficiency or is there an inverse relationship between filter flow rates and filter media efficiency ( meaning the greater the flow rates the less efficient the filter media is at capturing particulate). There is the possibility that excessive high flow rates threw the filter media act to breakdown the particulate into smaller & smaller sizes circumventing particulate -capture in the filter media.

Spray bars that reduce the rate of output flow can reduce the current of filter intake thus increase the particulate capture and eliminates particulate breakdown resulting in an more efficient mechanical filtration.

Third notion is the assumption that having multiple mechanical filters operating actually provides increased filtration. will the possibility of the output of one filter setup a circulation system with the other filter where the output of one filter feeds the intake of the other filter. So that particulate breakdown into smaller & smaller size is doubled to the point of no particulate removal.


At this point I am not sure that mechanical filtration is necessary or viable practice. After all mechanical filterís captured particulate still pollutes the water until removed during tank maintenance. Post by b--bob and m----31 and others have convinced me that the only filtration necessary is the biological filter.

Being a stubborn man I still use mechanical filtration though i know it is not necessary and increases the tankís pollution until the captured particulate is removed during tank maintenance!

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Old 03-27-2014, 04:15 PM   #30
 
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The act of water splashing in and disturbing the surface of your tank water helps to oxygenate the tank so that fish can breath. What about bubble stones?- you say. I don't like them. I think they I think they're unattractive (matter of opinion). Plus, if my electricity I don't run the risk of airline tubing becoming a siphon and spilling 50 gallons of water on my floor. I don't exactly trust check valves either. I have my filter set up with filter floss for capturing small particulates. Besides, my filter media provides even more surface space for beneficial bacteria to grow and gives me the ability to seed another tank if needed in an emergency. I wouldn't dream of not having a mechanical filter.
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