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|12-27-2012 11:51 PM|
Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
|12-27-2012 11:16 PM|
|ChadRamsey||great idea and that is one beautiful tank you have there Tom|
|12-27-2012 11:00 PM|
|The Dude||Perfect timing. I just set up a tank with CarribSea cichlid sand and I love how it looks, but after adding 3 Cory's yesterday, the sand is constantly clouding the water. I also didn't rinse it since I didn't have anything fine enough. I also happen to be setting up a biodiesel setup at my other place in Tennessee so it would probably benefit me to buy in bulk!|
|12-26-2012 06:58 PM|
|Richardblack||are you still using the sock? how often do you need to clean it?|
|11-13-2012 08:06 PM|
|Diana||That would be a really good idea. The more media you can set up before the 1 micron fabric the longer it will last between cleaning.|
|11-13-2012 11:39 AM|
No kidding Diana!
Here's the sock this morning, after 3 days use -
Going to tweak the setup to include a prefilter I think.
|11-13-2012 12:59 AM|
That is a great difference!
Be sure to clean that sock regularly. At 1 micron it will plug up really fast.
|11-12-2012 10:10 PM|
|BigTom||Ah excellent, glad to be of use.|
|11-12-2012 07:12 PM|
Just setup another tank last night, I knew better, but have gotten too lazy in my years to bother washing the play sand since it said "pre-rinsed and screened". Used to run a Diatom filter which was great, but no longer have it.
Just ordered 2 of the 4x14, figured I can cut them down to size if they are too tall.
|11-12-2012 05:49 PM|
Cloudy water - a little trick
Ever since my last rescape, I've had real issues with perpetually cloudy water caused by extremely fine dust from sand that I forgot to wash.
In the past couple of months I've tried 90% water changes and any number of possible remedies... different filter flosses/wools including JBL symec micro, purigen and as a last resort Seachem Clarity flocculant. None of which worked in the slightest.
However, I then stumbled across these 1 micron 'filter socks' on ebay - I can't link to them but they're the big 18" socks designed for cleaning vegetable oil and biodiesel. Worth a shot, I thought.
Well they arrived on Saturday, and with a little bit of chopping and brute force I now have one entirely encasing the media basket in my filter - impossible for any water to get through the filter without passing through the sock.
And within two days my water is much, much clearer. Not quite gin-clear yet, but getting there. So I figured I'd put this thread up for anyone else that might be struggling with similar issues. You might need a little ingenuity to get them to fit in your filter (or just attach one to your filter outlet if you don't mind the sight of it), and you do loose a certain amount of flow, but definitely worth it.
48 hour before and after comparison -
Hope that helps someone,