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Old 04-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #11
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Alright thanks! Ill get that instead of gravel!
It's a pain to rinse and rinse and rinse. I put a sponge over my filter intake also to keep any particles out and to help clean up remnants. But once it clears its very nice.

I put down a layer of root tabs first and my plants grow well.
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It's a pain to rinse and rinse and rinse. I put a sponge over my filter intake also to keep any particles out and to help clean up remnants. But once it clears its very nice.

I put down a layer of root tabs first and my plants grow well.
I read if I keep the tube 1 inch above the sand it will get the poop.
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I read if I keep the tube 1 inch above the sand it will get the poop.
Do not get intake too close to sand, sand kills filters. If you gravel vac above the sand and swirl you can get detritus out. My plants use most fish poop.
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I don't think I'll get plants as I've never had them before so what do mean kill filters?
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I don't think I'll get plants as I've never had them before so what do mean kill filters?
I think he is meaning the sand will suck up into the filter and cause issues.
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Yea the sand will ruin the impeller on hob filters
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I think he is meaning the sand will suck up into the filter and cause issues.
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It's a bio-wheel filter will it still have problems if it sucks up sand?
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Yes because the sand can ruin the impeller
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What if the filter is about 4-6" above the sand?
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