I totally changed out my media in my Skilter 250 last night. I had been leary to do it before, as I didnt want to kill good bacteria, but when I looked at the pad, it had brown slimy areas...so I chucked it.
I put in a new pad, and checked my NO3
, which I have been battleing with for a while......not much of a change, but do you think this will help?
I had not changed the pad in about 3 months, but I rinse it out from time to time with old PWC
water. How ofter should you change the pad?...I have about 15 lbs of LR
in the tank, and a 2" base of LS
.......do you think this provides good enough nitrification?
I would like to change the pad more often........perhaps totally remove it?.....would replacing it totally with LR
rubble be a better idea?