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Old 03-16-2013, 11:12 AM   #51
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Careful with your water changes though.

Every day is too much stress for the fish.

Every other day is better as it gives them a day off from the stress!

Good luck and keep us posted
Right, which is why I stick to every other day water changes. I will do, same as your tank.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:02 PM   #52
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Right, which is why I stick to every other day water changes. I will do, same as your tank.
Hey i forget if i have mentioned this two you before but have you tried adding ammonia remover to your filter? A company named Aquapure makes these inserts for you to add to your filter. It helps to absorb the extra ammonia in your freshwater tank.

I have found that it works better for me to add it to the filter casing along with the carbon when i am changing filter cartridges each month. I just make sure to have equal parts carbon and ammonia absorber.

Dont remember if i told you about it...?
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:34 AM   #53
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Hey i forget if i have mentioned this two you before but have you tried adding ammonia remover to your filter? A company named Aquapure makes these inserts for you to add to your filter. It helps to absorb the extra ammonia in your freshwater tank.

I have found that it works better for me to add it to the filter casing along with the carbon when i am changing filter cartridges each month. I just make sure to have equal parts carbon and ammonia absorber.

Dont remember if i told you about it...?
Haha um nope. I'll have to look into that, i just have ammonia tabs...
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:00 PM   #54
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Haha um nope. I'll have to look into that, i just have ammonia tabs...
Well then it is definitely something to give a try! It has helped to reduce my ammonia levels significantly

Oh by the way i got some more fish since the clowns... a purple firefish... a red/yellow firefish... a watchman goby.... and a six lined wrasse.

Not all at once mind you but everyone is doing well.

Must say my watchman goby is one of my favorites!

He looks like a tough guy! Lol
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Well then it is definitely something to give a try! It has helped to reduce my ammonia levels significantly

Oh by the way i got some more fish since the clowns... a purple firefish... a red/yellow firefish... a watchman goby.... and a six lined wrasse.

Not all at once mind you but everyone is doing well.

Must say my watchman goby is one of my favorites!

He looks like a tough guy! Lol
Did you mean AquaClear? and exactly how is that in your HOB filter? Does there have to be a certain order of filterization or do you just basically throw it all in that little tiny box...

A firefish? hmmm That sounds kinda cool looking... Haha well for now until they have to settle their differences... I'll have to find the Goby and Firefish and learn about them.
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Did you mean AquaClear? and exactly how is that in your HOB filter? Does there have to be a certain order of filterization or do you just basically throw it all in that little tiny box...

A firefish? hmmm That sounds kinda cool looking... Haha well for now until they have to settle their differences... I'll have to find the Goby and Firefish and learn about them.
Yes... its called aqua clear. However I didnt follow the directions on the box thst tell you to put the whole packet in because it didnt fit very well into my filter or the cartridge!

I have a whisper HOB filter that you need to make the replacement cartridges for by adding in carbon sliding it up the frame etc. So what i do is cut open the net pouch and add it to the cartridge bag with the carbon so that i have equal parts carbon and the white rock crystals from the net pouch. Usually the cartridge bag is pretty full so be careful wheb sliding the frame on. Run the finished product under running water and insert into your filter... you are good to go!
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Yes... its called aqua clear. However I didnt follow the directions on the box thst tell you to put the whole packet in because it didnt fit very well into my filter or the cartridge!

I have a whisper HOB filter that you need to make the replacement cartridges for by adding in carbon sliding it up the frame etc. So what i do is cut open the net pouch and add it to the cartridge bag with the carbon so that i have equal parts carbon and the white rock crystals from the net pouch. Usually the cartridge bag is pretty full so be careful wheb sliding the frame on. Run the finished product under running water and insert into your filter... you are good to go!
Ah I see okay, I could remove the black foam pad then and insert that ammonia remover in that spot before the carbon filter.
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Ah I see okay, I could remove the black foam pad then and insert that ammonia remover in that spot before the carbon filter.
Or you can add the crystals into the filter itself with the carbon.

But i guess it depends heavily on what type of filter you have and how the cartridge is designed.

I will be honest and say i am not sure what you are referring to when you say foam pad!
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I get the filter that is pre made, i guess i could get the stuff to make my own filter... My starter kit came with a black foam/sponge looking pad, someone in this thread before said it was probably there to catch big particles.... I'm debating about taking it out..
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