I have a 34gal solona aquarium... have some stupid questions.
First let me give you background. This tank has been cycled since mid june 08. I have about 45lb's of LR
.... about 3in of live sand. 10 nassarius snails, 5 turbo snails, 5 hermit crabls.
Just put in last week 1) small Neon green zoo 2) small leather finger zoo
okay, question time:
1) In the back of the solana in the middle chamber where I have the activated carbon and BIO balls. I am reading in these other numerous threads that I can go without the activated carbon and then replace the BIO balls with crushed LR
- is it true i don't need the carbon?
- how do I get crushed LR
? I have a piece of LR
that has been sitting in a box for over a month.. do I just hit this with a hammer? or does it have to be cured LR
from my tank?
2) The sponge that sits above the middle chamber in the same section I talked about in #1..... Do I have to rinse this sponge out weekly? I ask cause it seems to get clogged... but I thought if I rinse it off i'm getting rid of some of the great BIO build up i've been waiting for!
Thanks all so much!!!!!!!