View Full Version : i knew this was gonna happen

06-18-2004, 12:44 PM
im tearing down my african tank and going neotropical. as my wife says "they just arent as friendly". figured id put the jd as well as prolly one of the cons in it and maybe get ol jackie a husband. <blue jd >

now my question is when tearing down the african tank do i get ridof all the gravel but leave the filter media and everything else? or do i chagne it and just start new ?

06-18-2004, 01:34 PM
I think you could keep anything that won't raise the ph of the water. ie - coral, holey rock etc...

06-18-2004, 02:18 PM
Good for you!!! Africans suck!

06-18-2004, 05:24 PM
how did i know u would say that rudy? lol

06-18-2004, 06:38 PM
so any kind of rock with holes in it raises ph?

06-18-2004, 09:40 PM
no, drilled sandstone won't

06-18-2004, 10:12 PM
what about old deco coral rock?

06-18-2004, 10:13 PM
If it's real coral it will raise the ph.

06-18-2004, 10:20 PM
u mean liverock? well deadrock being in freshwater. or just any kind of porous rock with holes in it ?

06-18-2004, 10:27 PM
deadrock will raisethe ph-

06-19-2004, 01:42 PM
its done ...it only took me and the wife 3 hours and the tank is finally done !!! i think the jd andcon will be happier. o and i couldnt part with my 2 jewels so they are in there 2 lol

06-19-2004, 01:48 PM
Sounds good! Post some pictures:D!!!

06-19-2004, 01:51 PM
i dont have a camera /cry

o and i kept all the filter media and changed the gravel so the ph should be lower for them :)
tank is still a lil cloudy but it should clear up in a day or so. also do u think i will get a cycle? or will i just get a little spike?

06-19-2004, 01:54 PM
also do i need powerheads in there with them cause my 2 802's quit working during the change ....

06-19-2004, 08:10 PM
<clean them good before you 'ditch' them...they might surprise ya)

06-19-2004, 09:51 PM
o i wasnt gonna ditch them just didnt know if it was necissary in america tanks like it was with saltwater

06-19-2004, 11:45 PM
just play around with 802 powerheads and i'll betcha they start working again...untwist 'em and put them back together....can even do this while they're plugged in so you know when they start to work again......i have this problem all the time when doing water changes, try not to run them dry, that usually is the trick for me....imo i like the water movement so i'd say hook 'em back up..

06-20-2004, 12:22 PM
I don't think the powerheads are a necessity, but they will help. About the only filtration equipment that wouldn't be helpful from a saltwater tank to a freshwater tank is a protien skimmer.

06-20-2004, 12:41 PM
yeah i guess i outta go mess with them .... thanks guys lol

06-20-2004, 04:02 PM
well i got one to wrk but the other one still isnt working. my next day off ill tear it completely apart and see what the problem is