I decided to use this thing that I am pretty sure is quilt batting. I've read many articles/forums where people use this quilt batting. My water is slightly colored, and if it clears in the morning (9 hours from now), then it probably works.
Also, this question is slightly off topic. When I turn my light on, only one fish starts swimming against one wall. I think there is a reflection, but its been rubbing its face against it up and down for hours. Any thoughts?
In order for us to help you with the most accurate answers, it is the best if you can also answer our questions. Such as what filter you have, and water conditioner, etc. You never answered those when we requested such information.
If the fish is rubbing itself against something, it is a sign of "itch". It can be ammonia burn, or parasites.
sorry about that! I have a Tetra Whisper EX70 filter with two "filter media spots".I used some quilt batting and the water has cleared up a lot. The water conditioner is Aqueon (Item #06003). THe fish stopped rubbing against the walls. I suspect that its just getting used to the feel of the new tank. The water is very clear now.
05-15-2012, 04:38 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-15-2012, 04:40 PM by Ram.)
(05-15-2012, 09:18 AM)rwzheng1997 Wrote: \ The water conditioner is Aqueon (Item #06003).\
That really doesn't tell us anything since we are not running that shop (whatever shop that is). So we don't have a list of items based on number. Nor we would have the same item numbers if we do have a list of items.
Wouldn't it be easier if you just look at the bottle?
I use both quilting batting and 10 micron filter media in the canister filter of my 55 gallon saltwater aquarium. You can find a 6 x 3 sheet of 10 micron fiber online or in shops for around $7 - $10 and cut them to size. It does an excellent job of scrubbing the water, making it crystal clear.
(06-19-2012, 04:26 AM)ftshiona Wrote: I use both quilting batting and 10 micron filter media in the canister filter of my 55 gallon saltwater aquarium. You can find a 6 x 3 sheet of 10 micron fiber online or in shops for around $7 - $10 and cut them to size. It does an excellent job of scrubbing the water, making it crystal clear.
Hi, would you please show a photo of those micro fiber? I am not exactly sure what micro fiber you were talking about.
For me, the filter system isn't used to filtering the water clean. It is just for biological filtration, which is for aquarium nitrogen cycle.
In fact I would try to avoid to have debris get into the filter, so I don't have to take the filter apart to clean it often.
I have an EHEIM 2213 canister filter, it has 4 layers of filter media - Ceramic rings, foam, ceramic balls, fine foam.
Take them apart to clean is troublesome, so I try to minimize the frequency of maintenance by keep the filter clean.
I installed another fine foam outside the intake tube just to prevent debris from getting into the filter. All debris should be removed by vacuum during water change. My water is crystal clean too.