Spots on Oscar not going away

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vogey replied the topic: Re:Spots on Oscar not going away

Also have a few bottles of "sludge remover" made esp for cichlid tanks with beneficial bacteria (so says the bottle) i haven't noticed any sludge yet but also haven't opened the canister. How often should i clean the canister filter? I been worried about loosing the cycle on it

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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:Spots on Oscar not going away

Open up the canister after about 3 months and see what condition its in. You will only clean the mechanical media(sponges). If it appears to be in decent shape, go 4 months next time. To keep your bacteria alive during cleaning, just set all bio media in a bucket/tote/cooler of tank water while you service the canister. The whole deal takes about 1/2 hour, if done right no issues losing cycle. The sludge remover as you call it sounds like Probiotics. Use it if you like, no harm, but you may not need it.


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Looks like its starting to improve slowly (the spots on his eyes anyway) the smaller spot is just a faint speck now and the bigger one on his eye looks like its healing. Cant really tell if the spots on his gill plate are changing or not, been doing 66/75 % ish water changes everyother day and using this "herbal all natural" parasite treatment when changing water

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DRACO replied the topic: Re:Spots on Oscar not going away

good to know that sir... good luck...
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