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Old 12-28-2013, 09:39 AM   #11
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Sounds like you will need to put less media/carbon/wool in the filter to allow water to flow out more freely. I would skip the carbon, although floss is probably most restrictive. Nice setup. good luck with it.

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Old 12-28-2013, 02:04 PM   #12
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Most people don't use carbon in their tanks, I tend to leave about 100 grams in it each month; I have 2 very large canister filters on my tank though.

I'd replace it for bio media or wool.

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Old 12-30-2013, 01:50 PM   #13
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Thank very much peeps for all your advice. I have been to the shop I bought it from and they say that the order that the media and filtered are arranged appear to be a little back to front. They said that really aqua one should perhaps of put the sponge first and the carbon and ceramic cartridges second. and that the cartridges are too fine. They also explained that these were not really needed as you have said on this thread.

They are going to take up the matter of the fault on the tank with aqua one in the new year. And I have bought a fluval edge carbon bag to drop into the now empty chamber. I now have no problems and feel reassured by this thread and the pet shop that they are not really needed.

Thanks so much for all the help. So much still to learn it seems.

Am now going to research the threads about German blue rams. As I have two females and a male and am getting the gist I should have them in pairs!! Lol !!

Happy New Year!!!


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