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jjtf00 11-03-2009 06:57 PM

media filter
 
if i have a media filter on my tank and im going to get live rock tomorrow do i need to take the whole filter off? leave it? take the pad out? what do i need to do?

Pasfur 11-03-2009 09:21 PM

I would remove the filter completely, or only use it for activated carbon.

This assumes you are starting a new system and do not have livestock.

jjtf00 11-03-2009 10:02 PM

what do you mean use only activated carbon?

Pasfur 11-03-2009 10:59 PM

I would run the filter empty, other than a bag of activated carbon. What filter exactly do you have?

jjtf00 11-04-2009 06:17 PM

i have a top fin 30

Pasfur 11-05-2009 10:31 PM

The yes, my advice above would be appropriate.


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