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Old 07-25-2012, 06:49 PM   #11
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I ran this particular canister for about8 months w just routine cleaning. Switched out for the live rock about a week ago. The tank had a mini cycle right after. 2 days later I had a chance to really clean the glass and noticed it was really easy and when I was done everything looked great. My sand looks a lot cleaner too.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:09 PM   #12
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I ran this particular canister for about8 months w just routine cleaning. Switched out for the live rock about a week ago. The tank had a mini cycle right after. 2 days later I had a chance to really clean the glass and noticed it was really easy and when I was done everything looked great. My sand looks a lot cleaner too.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #13
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Won't the liverock die in a canister filter? No light gets in at all. Whats the benefit or having the rock in there?
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I used some old rubbles I've had in a bucket clean and dry. I've talked to some people who have done it and said it works so I gave it a try. Don't remember all the details as far as the biology of it.
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If it was dry then it's will have only the same effect as the ceramic stuff. Blocking larger particles. I'd assume.
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I know my tank well and it has made a difference either way.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:10 PM   #17
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Not an expert at all so I'm going to throw this out there for anyone to comment. What would be the difference between ceramic media and live rock in canister filter. Thanks in advance for the replies.
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Won't the liverock die in a canister filter? No light gets in at all. Whats the benefit or having the rock in there?
The rock is just a porous substrate for bacteria to grow on. The more effective surface area it has, the more bacteria it can host. Light has nothing to do with it as the bacteria doesn't need it to grow. The live rock buried in your reef never sees light, but it does it's job fine. The more live rock in the system, the better off you are IMO. The classic setup is just tons of rock, a protien skimmer and lots of flow.
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