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A word of warning
« on: October 24, 2021, 01:31:00 pm »
Its been a while but I thought my mistake could help others. Started my tank a couple of years ago and the idea was to have plants with small tetras and cherry shrimp. I used JBL proscape as the media for growing plants. Everything was going to plan. Then on a whim I bought 3 dwarf corys. Big mistake! Proscape is made of balls of clay or something similar. The corys roll these as they look for food and wear them away. The net result is the media is getting dragged into the filters and I am loosing it from my tank. The sponge in the filter has to be cleaned weekly or I risk the tank overflowing and my pump needs cleaning monthly instead of every 6 months. I would say if you are thinking of keeping corys then use a more robust media. :(

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