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Old 10-30-2004, 02:45 PM   #1
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filter question

how often should i change my carbon cartridge in my cascade 300 filter!!! ihave a 45 gallon mixed cichild tank!!!!
also my water seems to be a little cloudy and i placed this stuff called cycle in it but it didnt seem to work. i didt a water change last week and cleaned the waste.
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What are the water parameters (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate)? What kind of cichlids are you keeping? How many cichlids do you have in that tank? Carbon becomes in active after a few weeks. I don't use carbon in my tanks. With regular water changes, the water stays clear and water parameters in check.
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my nitrites are a little high but the cycle stuff i was told will take care of that.. otherwise i am not exactly sure what the names of the fish are but i have 6 medium to small ciclids and one eletic catfish. my ph is low but i think that it could be because of the nitrites
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In my experience, most of the additives except live bacteria, like biospira, are a waste of money. I would try weekly water changes, vacing every other change.
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I dont use carbon either. Fill the space with more mechanical filter media if you can. Floss is my favorite. Keeps the water nice and clear.
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