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Old 07-17-2011, 10:33 AM   #191
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I think the carbon media in a bag is more effective than the pads. I used to use pads too, but the difference is really noticeable when you switch over.
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:49 PM   #192
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Well I have replacement pads so I can just switch them out, and maybe I will try the bags, I'm going to switch them out w next sat pwc
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:58 PM   #193
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I think the carbon media in a bag is more effective than the pads. I used to use pads too, but the difference is really noticeable when you switch over.
I'll second this. The same volume of activated carbon vs. A carbonized pad will of course have a lot more carbon and therefore a lot more surface area to react with the dissolved organics to pull them out of suspension.

Keep a close eye on that red slime Cyanobacteria. It can get out of control and smother your rock. Circulation and low nitrates and phosphates are the keys to success. I use a media in a tray at the top of my wet/dry to help keep my phosphates low. PWCs are the best thing I've found for the nitrates.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:13 AM   #194
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I will definitely try it I'm pretty sure there's a ac pad in the but if there isn't would everyone agree with me using ac?? What are the pros and cons to using it?
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:35 PM   #195
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Hey Carey I bought 4 of those nassarius snails we were talking about! 2 big and two small, anything special I should know about these little guys??
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Nah, they just love to eat. lol When you feed your fish they will come out and eat. It's awesome!
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yea they just emerge out of the sand so quick very interesting to watch their little antennas always stick out of the sand sniffing and when you feed out they come
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I just dripped em and put em in they move so fast lol, should I make sure some o the fish food gets the the sand?? Or will they eat other little organics? I might a got 1 doa I think :-/ bummer
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:46 PM   #199
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So I changed the pads they were looking alittle nasty after running for 50 something days so I'm glad I changed them out new course fine and activated carbon! And I sucked out all the red slime on the sand, Hopfully it's taken care of now
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It's hard to see but onto of this rock is some neon green looking algae could it be green coraline??
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