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bozzzz 02-11-2012 01:06 PM

Have i done wrong
 
I got this tank second hand the tank was dirty so i clean the gravel and tank but not the filter everything is fine . But today at the tropical fish shop i asked about the media now mine is carbon i got told by them to change it every 3 weeks ???????
So i got some today and cleaned everything out and replace it with new.
Have i do a wrong thing

Tazman 02-11-2012 02:25 PM

what size is your tank and what make/model is your filter exactly?

Running carbon alone in a filter is not the best idea, you need something to remove waste from the water and for an area for the beneficial bacteria to live on.

bozzzz 02-11-2012 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tazman (Post 979781)
what size is your tank and what make/model is your filter exactly?

Running carbon alone in a filter is not the best idea, you need something to remove waste from the water and for an area for the beneficial bacteria to live on.

Hi mate i have 89 liter it as spong around it and the cardon is in the middle
Its a rena hope this helps

bozzzz 02-11-2012 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bozzzz (Post 979803)
Hi mate i have 89 liter it as spong around it and the cardon is in the middle
Its a rena hope this helps

Should i also change the star thing that is in it


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