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white horse T1
find this at AF, can adopt?

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mountain
whistle.gif ask buddha ask buddha!! he got something similar and he face this problem every water change

for my IOS .. its a pain in the butt , sometimes i dun even bother after a while..
have to use a really thin stick to push a small piece of cut-off wool to push the pileups down mad.gif

but u need somemore filtration?

and the drawing/concept a bit funny..
LASERGUY
Use $5 guppy brand sponge filter lah, cheap and good...easy to manage also....
white horse T1
QUOTE(Hun Citizen @ Mon 05 Apr 2004 10:35 PM)
How to clean that tunnel???

bro

that is an inherent problem in IOS system u touch on.
the idea is covering with black acrylic to groom bb.

the same question goes to those who have clear piping leading from pump to outlets. don yr piping get dirty, how do u clear them?

for me, use the old army way, pull through rod with wet small cloth at the end.
the pull through rod is improvised from a cane which is flexible to bend and turn good_very.gif
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(mountain @ Mon 05 Apr 2004 11:00 PM)
whistle.gif ask buddha ask buddha!! he got something similar and he face this problem every water change

I measured the gap of my IOS's "tunnel" and it's 15 mm (about 5/8 in) so the gap isn't too tight...

I cut a 1 inch thick blue wool and swipe it inside the tunnel with a long wooden chopstick. It works. Just do it once every few days before the gummy slime starts to lodge themselve deeply.... wink.gif
mountain
sharks in my tank.. mine is barely 5mm! faint man.. i hate the chap who made my tank.
HappyBuddha
QUOTE(mountain @ Tue 06 Apr 2004 01:04 PM)
sharks in my tank.. mine is barely 5mm! faint man.. i hate the chap who made my tank.

5 mm only?

No wonder you were telling me you don't like IOS being difficult to clean yet till now I don't find any serious problem with mine. biggrin.gif

Upgrade to a 4x4x1.5 ft bare tank! shiok.gif You can tell mrs mountain that "It's no big deal; everybody has a 4 feet tank."
mountain
hard to sell. anyway, fyi, that main tank turned greeny.. strange(no light and with loads of bio materials).. keke.. gonna tekan my fish by not changing the water for 2 more days tongue.gif happydance1.gif keke.. better not, i think i will stay home to change water tomorrow nite laugh.gif
mountain
i think i must change the water tonite.. wtf am i thinking.. dreaming and misleading myself.. mad.gif wakE uP Mountain Tortise hmm.gif
desireless
Actually I got a question on sponge filter... First time using.... Should the Sponge be fill with water at all? It was not written on the box cover/instruction leh blush.gif

The first time I used it, I squeeze the sponge and let it suck full of water before I put in my tank. But after one day, all my ranchu become inert. Like tio stunned like that. So I took out the sponge and wash... Guess what? The water becomes BLACK! It seems the sponge can decolour one. So new sponge must really be washed thoroughly. Squeeze to absorb water, then squeeze to remove water. By the 3rd or 4th time continuously, you will probably see the water blacken. Keep rinsing till the black colour disappear.
mountain
huh .. tat never happen to me .. think your sponge got problem one..

although i do wash a new sponge before usage to clear off dirt .. but ... decolor.. something is dreadfully wrong brother ..
desireless
Bought it from the corner TPY69 shop leh. Is that the one that has everything very cheap? The sponge cost about $4 plus.
HappyBuddha
I have many guppy brand sponge filter and never experience black water (biggrin.gif). I do rinse them a few times before use, using water from the destined tank.

It's the middle shop (with one auntie who sits behind a table watching TCS8 whole day) that ask for $4 for the filter. Pian Yi Dao Siao of TPY!
mountain
why why why ..

later i post my readings .. go ahead and post your guesses wat my reading will be .. i am running a fullly loaded bio-filtration hor.. and my lamp was damaged 4 mth back

1 pic is without flash, the other is with flash

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mrchoco
pobably high nitrates.
for the tunnel,
my IOS tank uses glass which i cannot change.
What i do is find a small pleco and throw it in. heh heh.
clears up in 2 days.
good job.
make sure the outlet of the tunnel is sealed with something that still allows water through but not something big like a fish to go into the filter.
mountain bto you might want get those hard solid filter wool and cut them to cover the bio balls and rings cos BB thrives in dark conditions.
mountain
hehe.. thx for the advice. i know abt the dark environment no light thing for BB, but my test results shows things are working as good as it is currently, so i let it be.. somemore.. i like to look at the rings as i know when they gets clogged up and needs washing or replacement.

wonder why the water so greenish.. its not greenwater, but the parameters are alright.. 0 nitrate & no ammonia , i got a bottle of GreenAway laugh.gif , but i changed the water anyway.
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