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Old 04-06-2011, 12:24 PM   #11
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I have green algae on one of my tanks but if I leave it alone it turns purple. For some reason in my one tank the caroline algae wants to grow on my glass
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Unfortunately I'll have to stick with the cannister, I have no room for a sump (and worried about the weight as it's on an upper floor) is there any other media I could run in it instead of ceramic rings? Is the cannister actually achieving anything as I have taken the sponges out and have LR and DSB for bio filtration?

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If you have enough rock you dont need the rings. should have 1-1.5lbs of rock per gallon
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That's what I thought, but was wondering what the point of me running my cannister was if I take out the ceramic rings (that's all that's in it other than rowaphos)?
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the bad thing about running carbon and gfo in a canister filter is they require 2 different flows. GFO you want to barley turnover almost like a slow boil, and carbon you dont want to turnover at all. in a canister filter its all tumbling over to much. Plus in a canister filter the water flows n more around the media rather than threw it like in a reactor
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It's all nice and compact in there
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GFO requires about 20gph flow no more it can break down and be released into the tank.
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GFO? I'm guessing your talking bout the rowaphos? It's in a filter media sock tightly compact in the cannister? As per the instructions. Is this wrong?
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its not that its "wrong" its just may not be the most effective way. a slower flow alows more contact time with the rowaphos or gfo and can be more effective in the removal of phosphates. if you have algae you have nitrates and phosphates even though you can't detect them with a test kit. The algae is eating them up faster than the test kit can read them.
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