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 11-11-2011, 04:23 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Allentown, PA.
Posts: 185
Cool Seaclear Aquarium

I have a 46Gal.Bow Seaclear System II tank. I am just setting it up now,but new to the tropical freshwater fish world. I understand the pre-filter and bio balls for the biological filter. I do nt understand the third section for chemical media. I am think carbon media. But how is it placed in the so called cup? Loose granules, granules in some filter bag or something else altogether?
__________________

__________________
gmanova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2011, 10:08 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
deepseadan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: So cal
Posts: 166
Filter bag
__________________

__________________
deepseadan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2011, 03:04 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
deepseadan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: So cal
Posts: 166
Don't use the black trays, just place the media bag or bags next to the return pump.
__________________
deepseadan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2014, 11:22 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 6
I have a new 50 gal seaclear with no directions, have no idea how to set it up. How do I use the skimmer box? It has holes in the bottom of it! I feel I had no idea what I was ordering.
__________________
marsha g clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 02:31 AM   #5
member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 709
Carbon is unnecessary unless you have something you actually want to take out of the water (tanins, medication, etc). Carbon can have a detrimental effect if used regularly because it removes trace elements which are beneficial to fish.

Also, you may want to replace those bioballs with Seachem Matrix, Eheim Ehfisubstrat Pro, or Biohome Ultra. They're all much more effective biomedias with a much, much higher surface area.
__________________
mistersprinkles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 11:36 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Allentown, PA.
Posts: 185
Marsha G.

I can help you if you still need help. Let me know! I have a 49 gallon bow tank Seaclear set up!
__________________
gmanova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 09:24 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 6
Angry 50 gal sea clear

Yes indeed, I do still need help. As I have wondered all over the net to try to find help, I think I have a System II tank. Not sure that is what I ordered. Won't accept a return so I have to work with what I've got. There ar 2 large holes in the pre filter/skimmer?? How can the tank sit level If there are hoses coming out of there. What keeps the water from draining out? There is a cover over the skimmer box, with a hole to put your finger through to remove it. Same with the 23"X11" wide lid for the space that is in the middle of the top. I already have a 30 gal freshwater glass tank, a 5 gal tank I am using to seperate a couple of agressive butterfly Mollys. I NEED this larger tank. Can you tell me what to do??
__________________
marsha g clark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2014, 10:35 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Allentown, PA.
Posts: 185
Cool

I have a Bow System II. There are no hoses with my System II. The tank will be level when you fill it. The holes are just an overflow to the next baffle/section. Do not worry about them! The holes in the lids are for wires i.e. Electric Heater, Light Chords, etc.. I hope this answers your questions, if you need anything further please let me know.
__________________

__________________
gmanova is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clear, seaclear

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
EcoTech Radion XR30W LED Aquarium Light Fixture AquaCave Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 5 12-10-2011 09:22 AM
Switching to new filter in established aquarium. mcarlson815 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 5 10-05-2011 01:22 AM
New to Aquarium Advice TAbilez Member Introductions 5 09-26-2011 08:41 PM
Aquarium start up supplies/cycling questions cyberkat General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 5 09-09-2011 10:42 AM
Sand - the right one for my aquarium Ann7667 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 07-28-2011 02:01 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:54 AM.


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