One thing I pride in my tanks is clear, clean water with perfect levels....this tank is bascially perfect now with the occasional ammonia spike here and there.
I do have a question as to when filtering is too much... In my 20 gallon not only do I have live plants but I also have a Penguin 125 as well as a Whisper 10. The water has been clear for a long time, i've cut back on my carbon use a lot, limiting it to one pad in the Penguin 125...even with the live plant's im kind of hesitant to remove all of my carbon. Input?
The bio-wheel is really blooming, the colony is really effective....
The whisper I just swapped, put the bio-pad from it on another filter to get the tank established...feeling a little experimental I put ceramic rings in it...is there any thing wrong with this that I may be missing? It was in a very pourous nylon bag, barely keeping it together, so I just put it in the filter.