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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:05 pm Post subject: Best Media for Fresh Water Tank filteration Reply with quote

 Hello  All,
 
 Can  anybody  enlist  different  types  of  media  for  filtering  water?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:19 pm Post subject: Re: Best Media for Fresh Water Tank filteration Reply with quote

 Dear  garothmaan
 Filter  media  can  be  many  type  some  of  them  are:
 Foam
 Sponge
 Plastic  Nano  balls
 Ceramic  Rings
 Recron(polyester  fibre)  Fibre
 Activated  Carbon
 Different  Resins  etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:23 pm Post subject: Re: Best Media for Fresh Water Tank filteration Reply with quote

 There  are  lots  of  filter  media  available  in  the  market  but  it  totally  depends  on  the  person  what  kind  of  fitration  the  person  is  looking  for!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:54 pm Post subject: Re: Best Media for Fresh Water Tank filteration Reply with quote

                                                   
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but  it  totally  depends  on  the  person  what  kind  of  fitration  the  person  is  looking  for!                
 
   Chuckle   No.  It  totally  depends  on  the  fish,  bio  load  &  required  water  parameter.  Once  this  is  known,  we  have  multiple  options  to  choose  from.
 
 The  kind  of  filtration  an  individual  selects  need  not  be  what  the  setup  demands.  No  offence  Smile.
 
 -  Planted  Setups  can  do  away  with  reticulated  foam  as  media  in  canisters  or  even  w/o  filtration;  water  circulation  may  suffice.
 -  Cichlid  setups  may  require  ceramic  rings,  zeolite,  lava  rock  etc.  Again,  discus  keepers  may  opt  for  air  driven  sponge  filters  or  even  External  canister  with  reticulated  foam  +  fine  wadding  +  peat
 -  Some  follow  the  no  rule  theory;  Understand  what  the  theory  says  &  do  what  works  best  for  me,  even  if  that  defies  what  an  expert  states.  I’m  one  of  them.
 
 Hi  Garothmaan,  
 
 Once  you  decide  on  the  type  of  filtration  (Mechanical,  Biological  or  Chemical),  next  is  media  selection  &  this  will  be  easier  approach.   Smile  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:29 am Post subject: Re: Best Media for Fresh Water Tank filteration Reply with quote

                                                   
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No.  It  totally  depends  on  the  fish,  bio  load  &  required  water  parameter.  Once  this  is  known,  we  have  multiple  options  to  choose  from.                  
Arre  baba,  I  know!
 But,  your  fish  will  never  say  that  they  need  the  better  filteration,  that  is  why  I  said  it  depends  on  the  person,  afterall  he/she  is  the  one  who  can  monitor  the  water  parameters.  Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:59 pm Post subject: Re: Best Media for Fresh Water Tank filteration Reply with quote

 ROFL  Ofcourse  the  fish  wont  say,  we  all  know  that....
 
 Thanks  deepak,  Thanks  Kaushik,  
 
 Is  there  a  specific  meassure  for  calculating  the  bio  load  by  getting  a  test  kit,  so  that  we  can  control  the  food  meassure?
 
 Now  please  for  god  sake  dont  tell  me  "if  we  meassure  our  own  bio  load  to  find  out  all  that"  Surprised  
 
 I  am  serious  about  it,  because  this  is  the  only  way  we  can  restrict  the  feeding  to  a  specific  meassure  and  specify  the  time  also.  This  more  important  for  Discus  I  suppose,  and  very  important  for  goldfish.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:12 pm Post subject: Re: Best Media for Fresh Water Tank filteration Reply with quote

                                                   
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Is  there  a  specific  meassure  for  calculating  the  bio  load  by  getting  a  test  kit,  so  that  we  can  control  the  food  meassure?                

 
 No  test  kits.  Please  refer  thisTHREAD
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:23 pm Post subject: Re: Best Media for Fresh Water Tank filteration Reply with quote

 Not  very  impressive,  but  I  want  a  more  precise  method,  as  if,  like  in  a  health  spa,  all  the  food  and  weight  etc  etc  is  calculated  by  physicians  to  keep  healty.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:33 pm Post subject: Re: Best Media for Fresh Water Tank filteration Reply with quote

                                                   
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ROFL  Ofcourse  the  fish  wont  say,  we  all  know  that....
 
 Thanks  deepak,  Thanks  Kaushik,  
 
 Is  there  a  specific  meassure  for  calculating  the  bio  load  by  getting  a  test  kit,  so  that  we  can  control  the  food  meassure?
 
 Now  please  for  god  sake  dont  tell  me  "if  we  meassure  our  own  bio  load  to  find  out  all  that"  Surprised  
 
 I  am  serious  about  it,  because  this  is  the  only  way  we  can  restrict  the  feeding  to  a  specific  meassure  and  specify  the  time  also.  This  more  important  for  Discus  I  suppose,  and  very  important  for  goldfish.
 
 kind  regds                

 
 C'mon  guys  Cheer Up  ,  if  you  have  kept  fish  for  some  time  you  can  understand  their  behavior.  Ive  seen  my  fish  in  varied  moods,  hungry,  pised  off(generally  bite  my  hand  in  this  mood),  make  puppy  dog  eyes  when  they  beg  for  more  food.  if  my  sister  has  fed  them  they  beg  more  food  from  me  but  not  her  fully  knowing  she  wont  feed  them  and  vice  versa.   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:13 pm Post subject: Re: Best Media for Fresh Water Tank filteration Reply with quote

 hi  preeth
 
 if  we  control  the  feeding,  we  control  the  poop,  if  we  control  the  poop,  less  ammonia,  less  ammonia  means  less  water  contimination,  and  etc  etc  etc...
 
 so  less  chemical  reactions,  and  less  bio  load...
 
 thats  why  some  kinda  mathematical  advise  is  needed...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:28 pm Post subject: Re: Best Media for Fresh Water Tank filteration Reply with quote

 Garothman
 
 Of  course  there  are  methods!  You  can  measure  BOD  and  COD  of  your  tank  water  to  understand  the  contamination  level.   This  is  a  highy  technical  test  normally  conducted  in  a  well  equiped  laboratory.   Very Happy  
 
 Or  simply  you  can  measure  the  ORP  or  redox  potential  of  your  tank  water.  But  question  is  that  what  would  you  achieve  from  this.  Will  you  not  feed  your  pets  if  they  are  little  greedy.  Better  change  the  water  more  frequently,  employ  good  filter  and  enjoy  the  hobby  Thumb Up  
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:36 pm Post subject: Re: Best Media for Fresh Water Tank filteration Reply with quote

 Garothmaan,
 
 What  size  tank  are  you  looking  to  filter,  and  what  fishes  do  you  plan  to  keep?
 
 Just  curious.
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 Hello  NYTYN
 
 I  have   
 
 1-  85  gallon  tank,  with  goldies,  gouramis,  tetras,  sharks,  shuckers,  all  were  very  small  when  inserted  in  the  tank.
 
 1  other  tank  with  only  BD  discus.  3ft
 
 1  hospital  tank  2ft
 
 I  have  made  my  own  filter  which  is  working  fine,  but  I  read  about  dissolved  components  which  are  to  be  filtered  also.  
 
 Water  changes  is  a  must,  and  I  have  agreed  with  you  all  and  I  know  it  from  day  1  when  I  had  bought  my  2ft  tank.  But  why  waste  water  when  we  can  stabilize  it?  
 
 A  hobby,  in  my  opinion,  should  be  well  balanced  with  nature  as  well  as  reserves  and  resources,  which  you  all  will  agree  with  me.  
 
 85  gallons  water  tank  will  cost  160  liters  of  water  wasted  @  50%  water  change.  Instead  by  cleansing  the  sponge  and  neutralising  the  harmful  chemicals  will  reduce  the  wastage  or  atleast  prolong  the  changes.
 
 I  read  somewhere  that  precious  algae  is  responsible  for  releasing  oxygen  in  the  air,  so  how  about  having  a  small  unit  which  replenishes  oxygen,  just  like  the  CO2  reactor?
 
 Hello  Rana,  
 
 what  is  BOD,  COD,  ORP?
 
 ...  you  have  the  knowledge  it  seems,  
 
 can  you  create  what  I  want,  which  is  simply  affordable  and  is  absolutely  possible  to  prepare  even  by  a  13  year  old  boy/girl  and  it  doesnot  require  too  many  resources?
 
 WE  ALL  WILL  ACHIEVE-  "CONSERVATION  OF  WATER"
 
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 COD-  Chemical  Oxygen  Demand.  The  sum  total  of  Oxygen  required  to  complete  the  chemical  processes  in  an  Aquarium.
 BOD-  Biological  Oxygen  Demand.  The  sum  total  of  Oxygen  required  to  maintain  all  living  organisms  in  an  Aquarium.
 ORP-  Oxidation  Reduction  Potential.  
 TDS-  Total  Dissolved  Solids.  
 Check  this  link  it  should  solve  a  lot  of  questions.  common  terms
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 Hi  Gorothmaan,  excuse  me  for  posting  my  doubts.  They  are  kinda  similar  to  yours.
 
 If  I  have  a  planted  tank,  what  is  the  best  choice  for  a  filter  media  that  will  cover  every  aspect  of  filtration  for  a  planted  tank?
 
 Hope  you  will  not  mind.
 
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