Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-17-2004, 04:30 PM   #1
jmc
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: VA
Posts: 60
Wet/Dry filter cleaning?

Do any of you folks clean your wet/dry filtration system? I recall reading in another thread concerning high nitrate levels someone suggested cleaning the wet/dry filter. Mine still contains the bioballs that my LFS said to keep in there.

Additionally,

Is this something I should consider to control diatom algae that cleaning crew can't get to? I have an RO/DI system ordered and should be able to make next water change with good water, but not quite sure this will get rid of diatoms that are in overflow components/tubing and wet/dry/sump.

My tank is in its 3rd month and I know the algae bloom is normal but should I be concerned with aglae in my filtration and tubing??

As always, many thanks to all...

JMC
__________________

__________________
jmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2004, 07:38 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Cochranville PA
Posts: 698
I clean tubing and things once a year or so. Switching to ro/di water will not clear it up all at once, but its gonna help
__________________

__________________
A lot of ripples make a wave
darb2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2004, 11:58 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Aurora CO
Posts: 155
What kind of wet/dry do you have? I use the Amiracle Maxi-Reef, and my LFS told me all I had to do was replace the 100-micron filter pads and sponge filter once in a while, swap out the carbon bags on alternating months (I have 2), and vaccum the loose crap out of the bottom of the filter, but to never touch the bio balls. I think most w/d filters are that way. Mine hasn't been up as long as yours, but it works great (avg throughput 400-450 gph).

--AquaBear
__________________
In order of setup:

FW1-16g, 5 Zebra danios, 4 Pristella Tetras, 4 Black Skirt Tetras, 2 Gold Barbs, 1 Brush-nose Pleco
FW2-5g, 1 Baby Gold Marble Angel (raised from fry), 6 Zebra Danios
SW1-75g, (80# LR), Scarlett hermits, Turbo snails, Percula Clownfish (Gizmo), Oscellaris Clownfish (Whizzer), Indian Yellowtail Angelfish (Mikado), Royal Gramma (Orpheus), Black Sailfin Blenny (Casper), Yellow Tang (Pele), Racoon Butterflyfish (Raptor), Lyretail Anthia (Juliette)
FW3-30g, 2 mated Gold Marble Angels (Oscar/Yenta)
SW2-20g, QT, currently empty
FW4-30g, currently empty
FW5-20g, 2 Gold Angels (non-paired)
SW3-35g (REFUGIUM for SW1) - EVIL ChocChipStar, Nassarius and Turbo snails
SW4-55g, 4 BlueGreen Chromis, King's Crown snail.
AquaBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clean, cleaning, dry, filter, wet, wet/dry

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wet/Dry Filter Charlie Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 8 07-23-2006 04:34 PM
are Wet/dry filter & Mini-Reef Filter the same thing?? Bubble_B0y Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 08-26-2005 04:02 PM
wet-dry filter? mbaker82 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 8 03-21-2005 10:40 AM
wet/dry filter vs penguin HOB filter SilviaGTO General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 03-19-2004 11:58 PM
WET/DRY filter dvddave Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 8 09-12-2003 11:05 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.