Panman wrote: ↑Fri May 07, 2021 8:50 pm
Nice. I miss my tank. I don't miss the upkeep, though.
Yes, the upkeep it a beast. My biomass is probably pretty good for the level of filtration I have right now, however, I'm working with a filter manufacturer to dial in a new filter they have on the market, but may be marketed wrong.
They have a 300 gph, in tank canister filter that they market as a primary all around filtration unit (mechanical, chemical, and biological filtration) but it's not performing to advertised specs; lots of one star reviews. They have sent me a years worth of supplies, and I'm testing different combinations.
So far, and they're not happy about this, I've found their filter is great for mechanical and biological, but the carbon for the chemical filtration clogs it up and requires weekly maintenance (if not more) to keep it going, it doesn't even come close to the monthly maintenance they market. The filter works great otherwise.
I keep up on the weekly water changes, but it's still a lot of maintenance beyond that. But, hey, free supplies!
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that I make bad decisions.