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  1. Thanks, Dennis. I have recently started using filter floss in my filters also. I am going to try to remove some floss and add carbon to see how goes. It's so frustrating, since I've been doing 85% WCs every 3-4 days. Wish me luck! :)

    Gotcha Alex....I'm hoping this will take care of the problem. I like using the filter floss but I sometimes get into the mindset of packing it full to assist with filtration and it ends up clouding the water. Anymore I've cut back on the amount of floss and I haven't seen any more issues.

  2. Hey Alex....I've had some minor issues with clouding in my 29 gal running an AC 110. A 70% WC always has taken care of a bacterial bloom for me along with a good gravel vac. I just experienced one last week and with the 70% WC it was gone in a flash. I also want to mention that I use filter floss in my AC's. If I pack too much inside the filter it will decrease the efficiency of the filter which will also cause the water to cloud. This only happens in my 29 so I have to be careful not to overload it with too much floss. I quit using carbon in my filters over a year ago but it may not hurt to do a trial run for a month to see if this may clear it up for you. Hope that you get it squared away. :thumb:

  3. Hey Alex....I usually shop through Amazon and snag the best prices. However before I go to Amazon I use Google Shopping which will pull up the best prices around online. By using Google Shopping it will list the prices low to high. All you have to do is type in what you're looking for and the rest is up to you. It's incredible what kind of deals you can find. :thumb:

  4. I've been a long time user of aquarium gravel. However I've recently spoken with a few people whom I consider "experts" in the fancy and they've recommended that I remove the gravel from GF tanks considering that I keep only Telescopes. I'm in the process of gradually removing the gravel from all three of my GF tanks and should be bare bottom within two months. It's going to take some time getting used to the new look but after quite a bit of discussion I don't believe there's any alternative to help keep my Telescopes healthy by eliminating any possibility of detrimental bacteria. Again, it's going to take some time getting used to it but in my opinion I think it's your best option to go bare bottom in your tanks. :thumb:

  5. One other thing I noticed....packing it too full with floss will also slow the water current and cause the internal water level to rise dangerously close to the edge of the filter which could result in a disastrous overflow.

    Ridiculous claim.

    *looks over at the water stains on the paneling behind the tank*


    LOL Fang.....stains on the wall. Reason I was stating this was I've read reports of AC filters overflowing and if no one is around to shut the filter down they just keep pumping water out over the top. I can just imagine what would happen with me being away especially when I live in a second floor apartment. Hoo boy!

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