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Old 06-27-2012, 06:57 PM   #40591 
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I'm not a subscriber of the "replace the media every month" club but I do rinse the filter media at least once a month, sometimes more especially in my planted tank. Other than that, I leave the filter alone too. Except with my AquaClears, because if you don't clean the impeller every few weeks they play dead.

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Old 06-27-2012, 07:06 PM   #40592 
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Hehe that was me!
Even when I rinse it weekly it would turn the water black. I have a beautiful brown biofilm all over the cartridge, more like bioblob. Except the meshy thing started disintegrating so I don't want to clean it anymore. O___O I gotta find a filter sponge for it.
I have an aquaclear filter running too and I haven't had a problem with it yet. Granted there's 6 shrimp in 20 gallons in that tank so I guess not much goes through it. xD
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:11 PM   #40593 
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Weird. Both my AquaClears freak out if I don't clean the impellers. But my bioloads are on the heavier side so I guess that's it.

You should see the foam in my Marineland Duetto. Every week, it's coated in brown gunk. I've come to the theory that if there are plants, there is gunk.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:15 PM   #40594 
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Yep, well from what I read it's a glob of bacteria working together decomposing stuff so it can't be that bad. I've never had any nitrite/ammonia problems so good enough for me.
But I think I have to start stirring the sand twice a week because it's getting crazy.

Also, decided that my next fish tank will be for noble gourami. :3
If I find some. D:
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:25 PM   #40595 
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I want one of these, if only I had the right tank.

Chocolate Samurai Gourami Fish
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:30 PM   #40596 
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I was looking at those today! Aquabid has them, but golly max 6.5 pH is crazy!
There's no noble gourami on aquabid right now, not that it matters because I doubt they'd be able to ship to Canada. The nobles are nice because they can take up to 7.5, so I can just use an RO mix with em. Plus they like cooler water too.
Sucks though because I don't know anyone who's kept em. Byron told me he bought 3 licorice gourami (my other fave) and only one survived, all the rare gourami just suck at adapting to tanks and you gotta feed em live foods. :(
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:18 PM   #40597 
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Woah, those samurai gourami look nice :)
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:20 PM   #40598 
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Time to do dishes.. ):
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:31 PM   #40599 
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Just finished water changes on all the 3gal and under tanks and finally got the airpump/gang valve to work so I can filter both Professor Plum and Sherman in a way that means I can still sleep at night.

I am never going to keep this many male bettas again unless I have a barracks system.

I tried Scarlet Badis, briefly. Returned them.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:32 PM   #40600 
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I think I'll get a girl as soon as I get a small tank.
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