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    75 Gallon Tank How To Store Biowheel While Waiting For Filter Repair?

    I had ordered a new magnetic impeller for the HOB and it arrived this week. It appears that was the problem, and now the water flow is working for both the filter itself and to drive the biowheels. The edges of the old impeller were a little nicked. It didn't look like it was enough to really...
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    75 Gallon Tank How To Store Biowheel While Waiting For Filter Repair?

    Yes, but I didn't edit them. Apparently a moderator edited some of my posts and another's posts. I received a message that this happened and why. But that I believe it is unrelated to the link removed from your post. Unless for some reason that link was not allowed in your post? Doesn't...
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    75 Gallon Tank How To Store Biowheel While Waiting For Filter Repair?

    I was referring to the other website where you told me to edit out the extra 'a' so the link would work. It looks like that was edited out of your post, but I had saved it. Anyway, thanks.
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    75 Gallon Tank How To Store Biowheel While Waiting For Filter Repair?

    Thank you for the aquarium link, which it looks like you've edited out of your original post. I've spent some time reading there and elsewhere, and think adding a sponge filter to the HOB would be a good way to diversify biofiltering in my tank. I like the idea that it will continue to work...
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    75 Gallon Tank How To Store Biowheel While Waiting For Filter Repair?

    Risk management dictates that you incorporate a number of mitigations rather than relying on a single mitigation to prevent of risk from occurring. If the biowheels do anything at all, they are but one mitigation in this tank, along with the cartridges, media, etc. So I'd like to maintain...
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    75 Gallon Tank How To Store Biowheel While Waiting For Filter Repair?

    I do have an airstone, and can try to trap the biowheels in that part of the tank. Thank you for the suggestion. Thank you for the information and links. I am no expert but have figured out the cycle and have a reasonable handle on this tank, but am always willing to learn. I wouldn't...
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    75 Gallon Tank How To Store Biowheel While Waiting For Filter Repair?

    I have a Marineland Emperor 400 filter and the water flow to the biowheels stopped. I've taken it apart and cleaned it, but it may be old and just not diverting enough water to the biowheels any longer. Otherwise, water flows correctly through the filters. The edges of the impeller look a...
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    High Ammonia Cloudy Tank

    Saturday morning - progress! 90% water change, washed down the walls of the scum, wiped scum off filter body. Added Prime, Stability, 2 bags of coral, 1 bag carbon. Before: pH: 7.2 Ammonia: 8+ Nitrite: 1.0 Nitrate: (don't test every time, but was 5 last night) KH 2 After 90% water change pH...
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    High Ammonia Cloudy Tank

    Yes, I started using a small bag of crushed coral. It seems to help the pH from dropping as quickly. Our tap pH various but is around 7.2 and KH is about 3 and the tank quickly goes to zero, and as soon as that happens, the pH in the tank goes down. I think part of my battle with the water...
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    High Ammonia Cloudy Tank

    Thank you for the response. I understand that Ammolock just converts some ammonia to a non-toxic form, but the test kit will still read it as ammonia, so I recognize it isn't as toxic as the rest result says. From what I read, it doesn't actually make the reading go up. But Ammolock can help...
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    High Ammonia Cloudy Tank

    I just put the bag in the bottom of the tank. It won't get the flow, but at least it is there. I don't understand your comment about the ammonia removers - right now the ammonia is so high, that's a primary concern to get it down, right? I thought using the ammonia crystals would help with...
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    High Ammonia Cloudy Tank

    Yikes! Good to know. We're both engineers, so redundancy is good. I think we'll be getting a different filter at some point and running two at the same time. That should be helpful when we go on vacation and save the petsitter grief. Just finished a 60% water change and removed about 1/3 of...
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    High Ammonia Cloudy Tank

    Thanks for checking that out for me. We'll certainly consider that. This tank setup was based on our initial research as newby fish parents, and we got the 75 gallon because we read the goldfish can get big and we wanted to do the right thing for them. I never thought I would own fish, but...
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    High Ammonia Cloudy Tank

    Here is a Before and After of the tank. The Before was right after we added the fish. The After is about 5 minutes ago. New tank, acted cycled Tank Before by New Fish Mom posted Feb 17, 2017 at 11:31 AM This morning Tank After by New Fish Mom posted Feb 17, 2017 at 11:31 AM
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    Tank Before

    Goldfish added to a tank that acted cycled.




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