Originally Posted by jerejohnson
no cleaning suplies, but i did do a water change before i cleaned the filter.
Then it could easily be a reaction to that. If all the parameters of the new water chemically matched the old, salinity, ph
and such; you should be fine.
so i should take the filter media out? whys that?
It's not needed with the LR
and will most times add to poor water quality unless you are cleaning the media weekly. Canisters can be used effectively on a SW
system but maintenance must be kept up religiously. With your LR
, the canister would serve you better as added water flow and for carbon/resins than for sponges which will oftentimes catch detritus and build up degrading water quality...