I am using an Aqua Clear 70 on my 55gal FW
community w/ about 47 inches of fish. Mostly Rainbows and 3 Angels. The tank is cycled with steady params. Getting a bit of a aquarium smell. I am considering changing my carbon insert.
Which brings me to my question. I am running 3 media. A sponge, then a carbon sack then the ceramic ring sack in the filter. I know mot to change all 3 or I will lose a lot of my bacteria. If I change one wil I undergo a minicycle? Does it matter what order the sacks are in? I know they need to be on top of the sponge. Can I make my own sacks? Or do I need to use the manufacturer's?
Any other suggestion, advice of tips would be most appreciated.
As of today: A:0 NI:0 NA
: 15 PH: 7.6 TEMP: 89 20% PWCs weekly- 2x/week depending on clarity, ditrus, time etc.
Temp is high do to last few days of a Ich treatment. But the fish seem to like it so I may leave it. Yes, I am monitoring O2
and am running a lower waterline to help with surface aggitation.