Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback


Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

Seafarer's Achievements


Rookie (2/14)

  • First Post
  • Conversation Starter
  • Week One Done
  • One Month Later
  • One Year In

Recent Badges



  1. thanks for the quick replies. I appreciated it. I'm just gonna stop the Easy Green for now and use the Carbon a couple of days a week and see what happens. thanks again Mick
  2. I have been fighting a black algae problem in my 29 gal. I pulled the affected plants out, soaked them in a couple of gallons water from the tank and dosed it with 4 shots of Easy Carbon. I let them soak overnight and then scrubbed them clean with a tooth brush. I changed about 1/2 of the tank water and hit it with 3 shots of Easy Carbon. My question is can the 2 products work together or will the essentially cancel each other out? Is it safe to "assume" Easy Green also feeds the algae? Thanks in advance for any help with this. Mick
  3. I have been in the hobby of keeping tropical fish off and on since the mid seventies . TFH books and my local family owned fish shops had been my source of info for years. I took about 5 years off when I moved from New England to Tucson and did not move with my fish. I am recently back into fish keeping and how things have improved. The internet is now an unlimited source of info and an fine example is Aquarium COOPs video on saving money by modifying hob filters. I will never buy filter cartridges again! But have a few questions. 1) All of the cartridges from the manufactures have carbon in them. I had believed that it was an important part of a healthy planted aquarium. But with your modifications I do not see what replaces the carbon. Was it ever necessary? If so what replaced it in the new mods? 2) I use bio rings in my filters, did they replace the carbon? 3) Cleaning the sponges is mentioned but not how much to clean them. I know the bacteria is important part of the process but how much do you clean the sponges? As a side effect of the internet I now have a lot of media to stuff into my filters and am not sure if I am missing something. I have a lot of new ideas from way to many different sources and am having trouble integrating them into one plan. Thanks to all and any who can guide me in this wonderful addition to our lives. My last word, on another subject is: Bettas need bigger spaces! If your head won't fit into their tank it is too small! Just sayin' Mick
  • Create New...