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Old 05-18-2011, 10:03 PM   #1
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My hang on back filter pad gets so dirty really quick to the point the water barely flows through it my parematers are great 0 nitrate should I remove the filter pad altogether and maybe put some macro or sand in the filter?
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:11 PM   #2
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have you ever changed your filter pad? the yshould be changed out every few months and cleaned weekly
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I change it about every three weeks
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:14 PM   #4
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I'm thinking since I have so much live rock in my tank I could leave the bio sponge in it and add sand to the bottom of the filter and it would be like a fuge just to clean the water
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you could do that if you'd like, but to make it a good fuge add chaeto
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Would I be ok without the filter pad
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:17 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:23 PM   #8
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Apparently you need the filter if it is getting that dirty so quickly.agree with Gti_Leo ,clean it more often and replace as needed.Do you have one and a half to two lbs live rock per gallon?
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:49 PM   #9
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Yes I have plenty of rock
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:33 AM   #10
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Plenty isn't a quantity

How big is your tank and how many lb's of LR do you have?
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