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Old 03-20-2013, 11:58 AM   #1
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3 months running, never say bio max so clean!

Something has to be wrong. I've NEVER seen rings this clean on a tank.



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Old 03-20-2013, 02:02 PM   #2
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Something has to be wrong. I've NEVER seen rings this clean on a tank.



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Hey Dino, are they from your 75??
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:04 PM   #3
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Hey Dino, are they from your 75??
Nope, this is from a tank at the FD. I'd say 110 is probably a few months old now that I think about it. Maybe 4 months old they look brand new.

The ones on my 75 are brown and nasty looking lol.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:11 PM   #4
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Nope, this is from a tank at the FD. I'd say 110 is probably a few months old now that I think about it. Maybe 4 months old they look brand new.

The ones on my 75 are brown and nasty looking lol.
It could be that the water is getting well filtered before it hits the rings. I know your a fan of floss, is the water going through the floss before the rings???
Would you be equally worried if they looked like yours???. My rings are only slightly yellow and they are in my canister for over 10 months now.....
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:35 PM   #5
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It could be that the water is getting well filtered before it hits the rings. I know your a fan of floss, is the water going through the floss before the rings???
Would you be equally worried if they looked like yours???. My rings are only slightly yellow and they are in my canister for over 10 months now.....
Haha nah... I expect my overstocked tank filters to look nasty lol. I swish them around in tank water.

Yeah the floss is getting it first. Guess its doing its job. The tank is overstocked as well at the FD so expected more. It has a 110 and a 70 and its a 46 gallon bow front with about 10 convicts, 1 JD, pleco and a clown loach. Would have had even more fish but I had to yell at the guys, they were always adding fish and not even fish that would survive. But that's a different story.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:55 PM   #6
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Haha nah... I expect my overstocked tank filters to look nasty lol. I swish them around in tank water.

Yeah the floss is getting it first. Guess its doing its job. The tank is overstocked as well at the FD so expected more. It has a 110 and a 70 and its a 46 gallon bow front with about 10 convicts, 1 JD, pleco and a clown loach. Would have had even more fish but I had to yell at the guys, they were always adding fish and not even fish that would survive. But that's a different story.
I'd say your grand so. Your just being cautious and rightly so. If my daughter had her way, god only knows what would be added to mine. She once added some probiotic yogurt drink to my goldfish tank because she thought the good bacteria would help them!!!. She was only 4 at the time......
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I'd say your grand so. Your just being cautious and rightly so. If my daughter had her way, god only knows what would be added to mine. She once added some probiotic yogurt drink to my goldfish tank because she thought the good bacteria would help them!!!. She was only 4 at the time......
That's a good one lol
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That's a good one lol
Not for the fish, needless to say they didn't make it. I only discovered a few ago what happened, she's 12 now!!!. Keep your eye on your little guy...haha
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Wow, those rings ARE pretty clean, D -- just like mine in my 110, but in my case there's a justification as my tank has been up and running for what...three weeks to a month, a little more?

I know in another thread you were telling me not to rinse my media yet in either HOB, but during the last 50% water change I did (last Sunday if I am not mistaken), I took out the Aqueon cartridges and the AquaClear's sponge/BioMax to inspect them, and neither were especially gunky...what I did was, because I have a tendency to overfeed my little piggies somewhat, I dunked and rinsed the cartridges and the sponge in removed tank water, which loosened some debris such as sucked-up extra food into the bucket...then, I replaced both pieces of media to the filters. I left the BioMax alone, as it wasn't clogged with any kind of mulm, and looked like it was attempting to grow tiny bacterial brown spots...

Was this okay at this point?
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You replaced your sponges? Or re used them? You shouldn't change your sponges. I haven't replaced mine yet!
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