cascade 1000 100gal canister filter
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:59 AM
What kind of bio-media are you using? Don't forget to check your water chemistry. Make sure the ammonia remains at zero and the nitrate stays below 40-50ppm by doing water changes. Both are colorless so you need the little test kits to determine those levels.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:42 AM
Off topic, claws what test kit do you recommend?
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:44 PM
well the filter is still going strong with a fully filled 90 gallon tank with 20+ small gold fish 1 large gold fish 1 medium tinfoil barb 1 small silver dollar and 1 emerald cory cat and the filter is keeping up with ease still use sand for a good looking tank i have 1 live plant(mostly eaten by junior) put into a pot of sand to keep it upright. i have a 400 watt heater that came with the tank(i got a 90 gallon tank stand and florescent light for 200 bucks ) the filter is keeping up with ease the water is as clear as a gallon of store water there is a little problem with circulation because the tank could use a power head to move all the water but the is on my own preference. the filter is doing a great job and has had no problems with keeping water clear for over 2 months with no change in water.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:57 AM
Sounds like your tank/filter setup in working real good. I always base my water changes, once cycled, when my nitrate got to 40-50ppm. Also with larger tanks like yours, I would use the filter to be directed low in the tank to filter the heavier waste there. But with sand you need to be careful not to disturb the sand too much. Then if you experience some surface scum and the like, a powerhead to agitate the surface water would be needed. In my 400 gallon snapper tank, the scum would get so bad it would turn all colors of the rainbow. Then I found out about surface agitation. Now with one of my XP3 outlets at the surface, like magic, the surface scum disappeared. Good luck to ya!
Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:23 AM
Thanks, I use air bubbles to help agitate the surface and make aeration to make the fish happy(i have added two Oscars one large one small) the water is about 73 degrees to make everyone happy.
Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:03 PM
recently found a leak occuring glad that i cought it before it drained the tank. havent torn down the filter yet because of the water required to be cleaned. hope its a easy fix ;(
Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:26 PM
ok sorry for the long time between posts, wanted to make sure this worked well. i took the filter down to where the houses connect and put a liberal amount of vasaline on it to see if it would help. as it turns out its been running fine and has had no leaking since. hope it holds for a awhile, gonna try the new fluval fx6 when i get the cash around
Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:14 PM
i am still using this filter and have had no real problems with it since, it occasionally gets air bubbles( to stop this i have to clean the media this acts as a reminder ). it is still keeping a well stocked 90 gallon tank clean and clear.
Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:03 PM
replaced the pad foam in the filter yesterday. it was quick and easy as always. the tank has a large gold fish a adult oscar a smaller oscar a silverdollar a extra large daino a cory cat a pencil fish and a fire mouth ciclid and of course the turtle. the filter is keeping the water clean with little to no hassles and is well suited to the 90gallon tank.
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