Well i believe after about a month my cycle is finally coming to an end which brings up the issue of doing some matience on my filter. My tank is 29 gal
and im running a Emperor 280 on it. My question is how do I clean the filter cartridge that is in the filter? do i just dip it in and out of a bucket of tank water till all the loose stuff and gunk is off of it?
Also do i need to clean the intake tube and impeller or can that go longer without need matience?
Then there is the bio wheel .... should i even bother cleaning it right now or can i wait on it? if so should i just dip it in and out of tank water too?
Lastly I have a question about my python .... I did a water change about 4 days ago thinking my cycle was done and it turned out not to be luckly i have lots of patience and am just waiting it out while i keep adding ammonia every day as it goes to 0 and my nitrites just started going to 0 everyday too ..... well i figured out through test that the kitchen sink in my house did not have enough preasure to gravel vac the tank .... but found out that the bathroom it can reach does. Here is the deal even though it is enough the preasure still is not to what I think it should be ... my tank is stored in basement and I run the python up the stairs to the bathroom .... am i loseing preasure just because it is going up the stairs or should that matter?