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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, Normally I clean everything exept biomedia once week (my filter is Fluval C3). And today I notice ammonia spike (something like 0.25, it's not deadly to my fishes/shrimps?). So, how do I need to clean this filter correctly? I never clean biomedia, I think all the bacteria living there...
  2. Algae
    Anyone know how I can get rid of the green algae besides just wiping it out every time it comes back, I either want to stop it or just fix what ever is causing it?
  3. Equipment
    I have a Fluval 406 canister filter in my planted aquarium. Every time I clean it (every 3 weeks), the flow slows down significantly after about a week of being cleaned. When I first received my filter and set it up, it about shot water out of the aquarium because of its power. Now, even...
  4. Equipment
    Before we start, don't knock/bash the filter selection. I have it, its not changing for this tank... (Basically it is a computer integrated with the filter. After all, my wife encouraged me to get the little guy :) ) I have a G6 on a 75 gal tank. For those not familiar with this model, it...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Is it advisable to leave some of the gunk, brown detritus in the filter when you wash it? I usually lightly rinse the filter sponge & bio media with tank water, and when I took my filter media out for washing this weekend, I notice there are A LOT of brown debris in the bottom of the filter...
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