I use CC
in my 125 gal
tank. I vacuum the substrate when I do my water changes. I only do about 1/3 of the tank when I vacuum. I just do the next section the next time. As for nitates, I consistantly monitor my tank every 3 days and my nitrate level is undetectable. I thought at first it was my testing kit, so I purchased 2 more (different) test kits to check it against. They all 3 came up the same.
I also thought about LS
, and taking out the CC
, but in the end I stayed with the CC
. I do plan on in the near future to replace "some" of the CC
on a section of the tank, but not all.
I just can't find any of the SouthDown Playsand by me. I live south of Chicago about 20 miles, and very close to the Indiana border. If anyone knows of a place selling it in my area please PM me.
125 Gal-35 Gal Wet/Dry-Tetra-Tec PF500 HOB
(3) AuquaClear 301 Powerheads-600 GPH
Automatic Tempature Controller
5-6 Inch Sand Bed-200+ lbs of LR