Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-02-2009, 08:03 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Zagz's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 17,108
Send a message via MSN to Zagz
I find most people find carbon unneccessary for their tanks. In FW planted tanks, it can cause some problems over time I've heard. I suppose it is a matter of choice.

Fastfly are you doing a fishless cycle?
__________________

__________________
AA Community Rules | AA TOS

-----------
Site Administrator
Zagz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 12:13 PM   #12
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
I run purigen and just use the ceramic rings in my Fluvial FX5 and 304.
__________________

__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 01:18 PM   #13
Dividing by 0
Community Admin
 
fort384's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,926
Quote:
Originally Posted by FastFly67 View Post
dad describes it as 'swampy' and 'acidic'
i don't know how to describe it. it's basically a bare tank with a peice of driftwood (moved it into this tank to help seed the cycle.) i've got a canister filter that rated for up to a 60 gallon tank and it's only a 29 gallon so it's not under filtered. i've got a carbon pack, 2 peices of filter floss and a rough black pad in the "trays" (it's what came with filter) i do about a 25-30% water change a week.

Do you have any Cyanobacteria growth (Blue Green Algae) in the tank, or any algae growth at all? Cyanobacteria often produces a noticeable odor...
fort384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2009, 07:05 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 552
Send a message via AIM to FastFly67
Quote:
Originally Posted by fort384 View Post
Do you have any Cyanobacteria growth (Blue Green Algae) in the tank, or any algae growth at all? Cyanobacteria often produces a noticeable odor...
nope. no algae whatsoever. they are koi and quite a few people (from here) have said that koi have quite a distinct odor. doing a water change every 3 days or so seems to have taken care of the problem.
__________________
FastFly67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 02:01 PM   #15
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
I have to agree and disagree with Captain....I think it really depends on bioload and feeding/maint habits of the tank as to how long the carbon will last.....
__________________

__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fluval, fluval 405, maintenance, val

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fluval 405 Question Smitty General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 8 08-03-2009 08:56 PM
Used Fluval 405 Tank2379 Archive 1 02-09-2009 12:19 AM
Fluval 405 for 90 gal iroc_254u General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 12-11-2008 03:49 PM
Fluval 405 JTAM963 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 03-01-2007 06:16 PM
Fluval 404 VS 405 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 5 06-02-2006 06:35 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.