Originally Posted by Andyden71
What u mean by mechanical media I clean all filters and take the propeller out and clean that then replace it
Floss, pads, etc... Anything meant to capture and hold particulate matter.
Canisters don't remove anything, it is all still in your body of water. And canisters are very efficient at capturing crud for processing into nutrients that the algae is living on.
I replace the floss in my HOB
filter every two days if not daily. The floss is always horrid looking even with a skimmer churning away in the sump.
, ditch the canister and use an HOB
. Then you can easily replace the mechanical media as often as you like.
Also make sure to take a turkey baster and blow off the rocks on a regular basis.