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Old 07-17-2004, 08:23 PM   #1
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I have a 2215 running and I think its time to replace the media. I am wondering whats the best way to do this?

replace with the same media?
use something different like Chemi pure or some type of carbon?
do I use tank water to clean the fitler?

what do I really need in the canister?

fitler does a great job but its been a while since we bought it and the water is not as clear and clean as it once was.
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Old 07-17-2004, 08:40 PM   #2
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what do I really need in the canister?
To be honest, nothing. The amount of LR you have is decent for that size tank and bio filtration in the canister would be redundant. If anything I would suggest some carbon if you feel there is a need depending on water quality and the animal types you keep. Other than that, just use the filter for added flow and a reserve container for when you truely need something to place media in where a sump is abscent.

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Old 07-17-2004, 09:15 PM   #3
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so I should just take it off then?

I thought using something like Chemi pure was suppose to be good?

If I dont need it running then I will take it off.. clean it and get it ready for my African cichlid tank that I plan to setup, but thats going to be another thread in the future.
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60lbs of LS and 100lbs of LR
EHEIM 2215 Canister Filter, AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer w preskim box, 36" PFO Lights with 2x 250W 10K MH and 2x96W T3 Actinics, JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/10 hp w/ Eheim 1250 Pump, Turbo-Twist 3x UV Sterilizer 9W, (1) Yellow Tang
(1)Potter's Angel, (2) Skunk Cleaner Shrimps,(1) Eibli's Angel, (26) Turbo Snails,(10) Nassarius Snails, (2) Sand sifting starfish
(1) Regal "hippo" Tang, (20) Hermit Crabs, (1) Coral Beauty, (1) Pygmy Angel, (1) Serpent Star, (1) Brittle Star, Pumping Xenia, Finger Leather, Yellow Polyps, Green Star Polyps, Colt Leather, Mushrooms, (2) Maxijet 600 PH and (2) Maxijet 1200 PH
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If I dont need it running then I will take it off.. clean it and get it ready for my African cichlid tank that I plan to setup, but thats going to be another thread in the future.


sounds like a plan
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If I dont need it running then I will take it off.. clean it and get it ready for my African cichlid tank that I plan to setup, but thats going to be another thread in the future.

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sounds like a plan


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