Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 01-09-2005, 10:49 PM   #11
AA Team Emeritus
cmor1701d's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
OK, SW chemistry is different but even in FW charcoal should be chagned out every month. Any longer than that and it starts to leach back into the water. I know the cannisters say 3 months, but it's just too long.

In SW most recommend 1 week out the month for GAC.

NO to AMMO chips. Ammonia and Nitrite need to be ZERO and if FO then nitrates should be under 40-50.

I just got a 30gal to use as a QT for an 8 week treatment. I'll be using a Aquacleaer 150 on that and changing the pads 2 or 3 times in that 8 week period. I'll be doing pwc every day to stay on top of NH3/NO2/NO3, (Ammonia/Nitrite/Nitrate).

cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote

filter, filters, salt, saltwater, saltwater aquarium

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
power filters: which is best? snowdrop7 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 19 02-18-2010 06:32 PM
Power filters--- To use or not to use? canyon15 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 01-08-2006 01:04 AM
Power Filters...need advice Chriznat20 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 12 01-09-2005 05:56 PM
needs help with power filters dash_0210 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10 07-15-2003 05:29 PM
Need advice on a new saltwater aquarium setup (filters, etc. snapper Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 10-17-2002 07:13 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.