my setup is very basic but there has to be something i can do to get crystal clear water, right? i just have a marineland HOB bio wheel filter.
tank age does have a lot to do with thisBefore I got my fx5 I've used Marineland hob's and never had a problem getting crystal clear water. If it's a brand new setup give it a month to do everything chemically it needs to get done and it should be clear in no time.
1. Tank age is correcttank age does have a lot to do with this
3. Purigen is Great Stuff! Would like to know more about montorillonite clay???Purigen, or adding a tiny pinch of montmorillonite clay at every water change
My best investment are my plants actually. I am going for a competition caliber setup with my current build. My fish will be secondary this go around. I was able to catch a canister sale at bigals. So I too have switched over from HOB to canister filtration. My 2213's are silent and that is awesome compared to my old Aqalear 300s. I can't exactly say its crystal clear though. But my tank is open top and glass at that. Opinions will vary as you see. You will just have to find what works for you.And the quietness of the canister filters cannot be beat, total silent setup. Canister filters are the best investment for a fish tank, besides fishies of course.