Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started

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 07-22-2013, 06:24 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 5
HOB filter

I have a 29 gallon saltwater reef/fish set up with an Aqueon 50 HOB filter and one power head.there is appx 30 lbs of live rock. I have read mixed reviews on changing the filter media in the filter as well as not to use any at all.
Any advice on which way is best. Oh and if I could make this a 2 part question. To siphon ir not ti siphon? I have maybe 2 inches of sand which I dont know if I should siphon or not.
Thanks in advance. My experience is less than 4 months. I would hate for my errors to mean the demise of a fish or coral.

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20130722_062355.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	62.6 KB
ID:	187649

adamday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Tkey3425's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: FL, USA
Posts: 879
I just wash out my filter media on my wet/dry sump so I'd imagine you washing your filters out wouldn't be any different than what I've been doing forever. And I don't siphon my sand unless there is something on the surface I want out. And I don't suck any sand up when I do this either just close enough to pull the debris off the sand, rock or whatever it is.
Tkey3425 is offline   Reply With Quote

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

» 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 01:47 AM.

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