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.
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.
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