I KNOW!!! I actually nabbed a few - not brilliant ones, but pics nevertheless. . . only, my computer told me that I have too many photos and won't let me take them off my camera! Looks like I need to catch up on computer housework, too! I take entirely too many pictures!
Random canister questions for anyone who knows:
So I have an Eheim classic now and it's SO different from my HOB filter, I have a few questions!
First, back to the spraybar - it's on the short end of the tank at a diagonal angle right now, because it's too big to fit across the top. I feel like it SHOULD be horizontal, and would do more with regards to agitating the water surface that way, do they make shorter ones that would be the right size? Or can I cut this one down? Or am I just being silly? My other question is WHY ON EARTH do they make these things in such an ugly, obvious GREEN!? It doesn't match the plants in any way. . .I don't understand why this would be the default color! I was hoping that I'd see LESS junk in the tank with the canister! Are there spraybars for these filters that come in black or a transparent version? I know I'm being silly, but it's BOTHERING me!!!
Next question is this - how often does the actual canister need to be opened up and cleaned? With my HOB filters (I had 2 on the 29g), I actually HAD to clean them up every week with my water change or they'd get really gunky - the Mollies were in the tank then, so had a lot to do with that, I suspect. . . and I'm sure the bioload applies directly to this question, anyway, but I was just wondering what you guys do?
How will I KNOW when the media needs to be replaced? With HOB. . . it's kind of obvious when the filter foam starts to disintegrate, and I'm sure with the pads it'll be obvious, but what about the rest of the random media in the canister?
Sorry, I know these are probably really obvious questions that I should just use the search function for, I just haven't had the chance to really look into it yet! This is such an odd new thing for me, canister filtration is a different universe - to be honest, the thing is kind of scary!
Thanks in advance for any advice you can toss my way!