Originally Posted by scottb
Went and purchased ammonia from Ace and included a few drops into my tank to get the cycle going. My driftwood is yet to be placed into the tank because it is still soaking in water. I do have a question regarding my filters. Are there any downfalls to having 2 filters on my 36 gallon tank? Is there such a thing as OVER filtration? Also, when you do water changes, do you use 2 separate buckets? One for the dirty water, and one for the new dechlorinated water?
Thanks for all your help!
No such thing as too much filtration but there is too much flow. As long as your fish handle the flow (don't struggle to swim) its fine. No need to use different buckets. I still lift buckets for my smaller tanks this I what I do.
Syphon water into bucket/s.
Poor into garden.
Refill buckets with temperature matched water.
Poor in tank.
It might be worth your while looking at a water changer like a python. Makes it a lot easier and quicker. I use a garden hose on my large tanks.