canister filter

Discussion in 'Nano Tank advice' started by regis, 17 Feb 2009.

  1. regis

    regis

    Joined:
    2 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    683
    Likes Received:
    17
    Location:
    CAPE TOWN
    hi guys

    I have a question relating to canister filters, I have one connected to my nana (boyu tl55) it is filed with coral chips, is that going to be a problem in the long term?, do i need to clean it?

    Thanks

    Regis
     
  2. Guest




  3. Apollo

    Apollo

    Joined:
    25 Sep 2008
    Posts:
    1,123
    Likes Received:
    71
    Location:
    Fourways
    Regis,

    The coral chips (depending on how fine they are) will collect detritus in time and become a nitrate factory . You do need to clean out the canister on a regular basis.

    I would suggest you clean out the canister once a week when doing your water changes.
     
  4. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator

    Joined:
    8 May 2007
    Posts:
    24,226
    Likes Received:
    128
    Location:
    Point Waterfront Durban
    Regis. I would remove all of that coral chips from the canister and replace it with pieces of LR and Po4 media aswell as Carbon.
     
  5. Darryl

    Darryl

    Joined:
    20 Nov 2008
    Posts:
    129
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Hillcrest
    Good advice!
     

Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - canister filter Forum Date
[wtd] Canister Filter Wanted 2 Apr 2017
Canister Filter Clearance Sale Sponsor Specials 28 Jan 2017
[wtd] Canister filter Wanted 8 Dec 2016
[wtd] canister filter Wanted 25 Nov 2016
[wtd] External Canister filter Wanted 12 Jul 2016
[wtd] Canister Filter Wanted 27 Feb 2015
[wtd] canister filter Wanted 23 Feb 2015