I had a quick question: I have ALOT of nasty sediment stuff in the water. it stays on the bottom, but looks filthy. If it gets stirred up, it looks terrible. Looks like alot of organic matter and decay from the "bio gel" that came with the live sand that I left in. I decided to get an HOB
filter to try to clear it up. I found the AquaClear 50 at the pet store, and went with it. Its for 20-50gallon and is rated for up to 200 gph
. It has a foam filter, carbon filter, and ceramic filter ( I assume for good bacteria to build on). I figure this ought to suck out this junk from the water. My question is, should I leave the carbon filter stage and ceramic filter stage in? Or, should I just run the foam stage since I just want to remove junk from the water?
BTW-Clown is still alive and is much more lively. He still poops funny, but its not stringy. It just hangs there for 30mins or so. If he IS eating the pods
, this would explain the color. I dont see him eating them, but do see him swimming around them acting like he MAY be sucking them in. He STILL AVOIDS my food offerings. He swims right past the flakes and the mysis shrimp?? I watched him move out of the food's path! Im wondering if I will need to now just let him eat pods
? I will likely need to get more and somehow culture them, right?
Another question: If I am going to leave this new filter running now, should I point the power head somewhere else in the tank now? (Right now its pointing at the surface creating turbulence.) Maybe point it right at the LR
Water parameters for today:
Nitrate: 10ppm (Water change will be coming in a few days).
Water temp: 77F
: 1.024 ish
Thanks guys! It seems to be coming along nicely, no?