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clayton1169 09-15-2013 03:49 PM

what media should i use in an fx5 ???
 
i run a fluval fx5 on a 125 gallon freshwater setup i've been noticing more ammonia in my tank then i like lately so i'm wondering if i should try another media source


i currently have setup like this

top basket- carbon
middle basket-filter floss
bottom basket-fluval ceramic

jaysee 09-15-2013 04:24 PM

Ammonia with an FX5? What all do you have in the tank?

I would ditch the carbon in favor of more mechanical and biological filtration.

clayton1169 09-15-2013 04:41 PM

i have a mixture of geophagus cichlids a severum and a couple plecos

i tried removing carbon but tank starts to smell i'm wondering if i should remove fluval ceramic and switch to bio rings ???

jaysee 09-15-2013 05:02 PM

the tank should not smell without the use of carbon. I think thats something worth looking in to, and I wonder if that has anything to do with the water quality issue.

clayton1169 09-15-2013 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 3018281)
the tank should not smell without the use of carbon. I think thats something worth looking in to, and I wonder if that has anything to do with the water quality issue.


I moved 6 months ago and I noticed that the new town i moved to uses more chlorine in the water then my old one I talked to my lfs guy and he told me to just double up on stress coat when i do changes so thats what i do


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