Thanks Old Scales. Just curious, but what media do you have in your filters?
In my AC
50 I have from bottom to top, the foam block that came with it, two layers of Marineland bonded filter material cut to size, a small media bag of peat (about 2-3 Tbsp replaced monthly not to significantly change the pH, but I like having a little tannin in my SA tank) and the ceramic bio pellets that came with it on top.
In the Fluval 206 I have the foam in the frame of course. In the media trays I have the bio foam that came with in the bottom, in the middle I have biomax ceramic rings -- both what came with and extra I bought to fill the tray completely (what came with barely covered the bottom). In the top tray I have the finishing pad that came with and two pieces of the Marineland bonded filter material cut to size (which can be used to seed a HOB
). I eventually plan to put the peat from the HOB
in the canister in the top tray, too.
What I have in the HOB
keeps my ammo and nitrite consistently 0. All I do is slosh it out in tank water.
While my question is a little tangential, the material we keep in there does have something to do with cultivating our BB and I'd like to know what your strategy is and thoughts are.