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Old 02-24-2013, 02:50 PM   #11
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WOW, what a difference. Great job buddy. Another couple of hours and you'll think there's no water in there!!.
PS... When your polishing pad gets dirty, don't dump or change it. Just give it a good rinse and squeeze in old tank water. Mine is really brown but still does the job... The filter floss, you can do the same or change it.... Keep the pic's coming!!!
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WOW, what a difference. Great job buddy. Another couple of hours and you'll think there's no water in there!!.
PS... When your polishing pad gets dirty, don't dump or change it. Just give it a good rinse and squeeze in old tank water. Mine is really brown but still does the job... The filter floss, you can do the same or change it.... Keep the pic's coming!!!
Thanks you boss. I owe it all to everyone who's ever commented and responded to my treads. So in say again thanks for all your input bro. N I was def. wondering if i can just rinse them and yet again you come thru with valuable info. Lol.
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Thanks you boss. I owe it all to everyone who's ever commented and responded to my treads. So in say again thanks for all your input bro. N I was def. wondering if i can just rinse them and yet again you come thru with valuable info. Lol.
Your welcome. That's what this forum is all about. Helping each other out!!!. Looks like you've sorted this issue out, bring on the next!!!. Keep in touch and if ya need anything, just give me a shout. Best of luck with everything, Ian
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Your welcome. That's what this forum is all about. Helping each other out!!!. Looks like you've sorted this issue out, bring on the next!!!. Keep in touch and if ya need anything, just give me a shout. Best of luck with everything, Ian
Yeah boss it's about to go down.
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Go for it dude!!!. Remember to rinse it in old water and put the polish pad or piece of cloth on top of the floss. Stops the loose stuff clogging the motor....
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Just cleaned my tank, did a water change added some pillow stuffing underneath my polishing pads and a small water change. It's a bit cloudy. 8( . Im hoping it clears up soon. Wasn't like this before the water change.
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Don't panic. It will be fine. Try not to do too much cleaning in one go eg, gravel vacing, glass cleaning, filter cleaning etc. This can cause a bacterial bloom!!!
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Don't panic. It will be fine. Try not to do too much cleaning in one go eg, gravel vacing, glass cleaning, filter cleaning etc. This can cause a bacterial bloom!!!
I'm guilty of cleaning the glass and the HOB FILTERS. I didn't do the gravel I didn't clean out the canister. I did add the pillow stuffing to it but that about it. And of course the water change. Which was only about 10 gallons worth.
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I'm guilty of cleaning the glass and the HOB FILTERS. I didn't do the gravel I didn't clean out the canister. I did add the pillow stuffing to it but that about it. And of course the water change. Which was only about 10 gallons worth.
Yeah i found out the hard way. Done the whole tank in one go, cleaned the glass, re-arranged the whole tank, gravel vac, stripped down the filters+cleaned it and finished it off with a water change... I was completly new then...excuse!!
Ended up with a bacterial bloom, they are harmless, just not very nice to look at!!!
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