Originally Posted by HN1
If you are running a HOB
on a SW
tank, I would run it with just LR
rubble. What other filtration do you have? LR
? Skimmer? A total cleaning is probably overkill, but the cartridges and other media can become Nitrate issues so I'm not sure which is worse to be honest.
As far as other filtration ... 25-lbs of live rock in the DT. No protein skimmer and still contemplating whether to get a skimmer or not.
I have been replacing the filter cartridge every 2 weeks when I do a 15% PWC
and every week I have been rinsing the cartridge to clean away accumulated detruis. Sometimes I rinse the cartridge with the old water from the PWC
and other weeks I have run it under the facet and rinsed with tap water. I dry it before putting it back in the filter.
I also have a mesh bag inside the power filter with about a cup of activated carbon. I change out about half the carbon every other week with new stuff when I do a PWC
So far my Nitrates have not got beyond 10ppm between PWC
's but then again my bio-load is somewhat light with 3 fish.
Appreciate the replies!