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Old 01-23-2014, 03:32 PM   #1
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Do I need a power head??

I have a 75 gallon freshwater tank. The water always seems to have matter floating around. I do weekly 30% water changes. I have roughly 20 various fish in it. I am running a eheim 2028 good for 150 gallons and a fluval 206 good for 50 gallons. With over 200 rated gallons worth of filtration I would think the water should be clear. I also have two layers I 100 micron pads in the eheim. Long story short, is circulation perhaps a culprit to the floating debris?
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Have you cleaned your filter lately? Sometimes old food can get trapped in there until it builds up leaving left overs floating around in your tank.

I recommend removing the filter and cleaning it w tank water.


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Im actually in the process of setting up my 75 and I ordered a power head its also good for the fish. Amazon has pretty good prices. Maxi Jets fairly reasonable

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Have you cleaned your filter lately? Sometimes old food can get trapped in there until it builds up leaving left overs floating around in your tank.

I recommend removing the filter and cleaning it w tank water.


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I have read that I should only need to clean the filter every six months. That being said I actually clean the filter floss every other week and replace it roughly once a month.
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Im actually in the process of setting up my 75 and I ordered a power head its also good for the fish. Amazon has pretty good prices. Maxi Jets fairly reasonable

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Thanks for the tip, I'll have to have a look.
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I clean mine weekly just to get the debri out.. it helps

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