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6 years 3 months ago #33922 by GeriR
Replied by GeriR on topic Cloram-X
Well I doubt I have 30 years left but I do appreciate all the great information. Want to come over and identify some Mbuna, I think, since I have not been able to get any decent pictures? I probably don't have 50k to spend either; more's the pity

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6 years 3 months ago #33921 by mikeg2929
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it only took $50k and about 30 years......

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6 years 3 months ago #33920 by GeriR
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Interesting to know. This canister comes with a prefilter. I usually turn everything off when I do the water changes since I have powerheads running my under gravel filter and it doesn't take much for them to stick out of the water. I will keep a close eye on how the filter is running. You are a treasure trove of great information :) If you lived closer I'd have you come over and identify these darn fish so I would know which ones to try and place in new homes.

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6 years 3 months ago #33919 by mikeg2929
Replied by mikeg2929 on topic Cloram-X
Eheim makes great filters, no doubt.

Make sure the inlet is below the level where you normally drain the tank down when you do water changes - that way you wont need to turn the filter off and on.

There are some prefilters out there - dont use them. They clog.

Keep an eye on the water return to your tank - as it slows down, it is indicating the filter is getting clogged.

Now the bad news - canisters are promote more nitrates. Gunk gets trapped in them and decays. You will need to stay on top of it and clean it periodically - once every one or two months, at least - maybe more frequently.

good luck.

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6 years 3 months ago #33918 by GeriR
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Nah, I've already spent the money and other then the nitrates it should help keep my tank healthy. I've never had a filter, of any kind, that was so quiet. Too bad it doesn't fit under my tank but it doesn't look horrible where it is so lesson learned. If I ever decide to do something like this again I measure first before buying. Thanks for all your help

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6 years 3 months ago #33917 by mikeg2929
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send it back. tell them it vibrates too much.

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6 years 3 months ago #33915 by GeriR
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I kinda wish I had known that before buying it. The darn thing is the size of a small air conditioner and doesn't fit in the stand under my tank. It has to sit along side it :( Oh well, I guess I shouldn't have an ammonia or nitrite problem anyway. Does the For Sale forum work on here?

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6 years 3 months ago #33914 by mikeg2929
Replied by mikeg2929 on topic Cloram-X
The big eheim wont fix your nitrate problem. Only reducing your fish count will do that.

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6 years 3 months ago #33913 by GeriR
Replied by GeriR on topic Cloram-X
I never thought of rechecking the temp during fill ups but that makes perfect sense. TY so much for bringing it up. I'm hoping that I can go to once a week water changes soon since I am setting up my new eheim 2080 today. Has anyone ever mentioned those filters are BIG!!!!! Daily water changes are a drag :) but, on the good side, I haven't lost any fish (other than the 3 that died the day after the move). These Mbuna are a very hardy bunch of fish. I'm really glad I joined the club; I'm getting some great information.

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6 years 3 months ago #33912 by mikeg2929
Replied by mikeg2929 on topic Cloram-X
50% changes are the max I ever did. anything else is just too much time. Dont worry about over using cloram-x. It is pretty safe even at or 3x the stated recommended use.

Just pour the powder into the tank. it dissolves pretty quickly and then turn on the faucet.

With a 50% change, consider checking the temp periodically. You will run down your water heater and the end water will be cooler than the beginning water.
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