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Very very good points etc from both of you. It is what makes this forum so good, anyone is allowed to think out the box without being shot down  :D


Marty im gonna look st that stuff thank you.


I always question, I cant help it , I am like an annoying little terrier  :damn:  but I think you all know that that I am capable of changeing my mind( im a woman) and method if I think something is better , new knowledge etc...


I started with a Goldfish at age 7 , but I am still learning , I am not totaly convinced about no water changes.


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Reply #16

Just to chime in I am not doing water changes, I am replenishing elements using Triton and my levels all seem good. The water quality is good and all inhabitants look good. I water changed while dealing with cyano and other items. Now the tank has settled down I am content to leave alone unless a problem rears it's head. I suspect it may do as I have to move the tank next year.  :damn:
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Reply #17

I just checked that stuff out Marty,is it in any way like Alfagrog? It looks like extruded something ?

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Reply #18

It's sintered glass media so offerers deep pores for the denitrification bacteria to live it's not cheap but you get what you pay for

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Reply #19

So is that basicaly Syporax ,i seem to remember thats sintered glass?

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Reply #20

Having not used syporax I can't give a comparison

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Reply #21

Siporax looks like white noodles and is made of sintered glass,it claims to be able to remove nitrate as well,in much the same way as does this bioholme,its made by Sera and has been around for donkeys years, I actualy have some in the Discus sump.

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Reply #22

I've seen it but never used it
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Siporax looks like white noodles and is made of sintered glass,it claims to be able to remove nitrate as well,in much the same way as does this bioholme,its made by Sera and has been around for donkeys years, I actualy have some in the Discus sump.
It's good stuff.  Best stacked, kept in the dark and slow flow.


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Siporax looks like white noodles and is made of sintered glass,it claims to be able to remove nitrate as well,in much the same way as does this bioholme,its made by Sera and has been around for donkeys years, I actualy have some in the Discus sump.
It's good stuff.  Best stacked, kept in the dark and slow flow.


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Reply #25

Plenty of us here that don't do water changes on marine tanks.  My brother used to have a huge planted freshwater tank, and never did water changes, as the plants sucked up the nutrients.  He actually used to pull out bin bags full every so often, even after selling plants online.
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Reply #26

That is interesting Graeme , every morning I do a water change on the Discus ,its a pain in the arse,maybe now Garry has been made redundant he can do his own fish,I have just showed him how to use a washing machine....based on this he has a great incentive to go out and get another job  lol

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Reply #27

I used to leave my tank for about 6 months then do a water change but have recently changed it to about 33% every fortnight ... Tank seems to be much better than before ...

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