When to do 1st SW media change?

BILLYNY

New Member
50 Gall Saltwater Fluval 307 Canister headed livestock September 26. 2 clowns One yellow tang one Atlantic blue tang 1 cardinal 2 blue damsels, 1 animone
Is 3 months abt right to clean/change media?
Ph-8.2
Ammonia-0
Nitrites-0
nitates 5.0
Do these numbers mean tank is now cycled?
Thanks
 

BILLYNY

New Member
TYPO...I meant to say ADDED livestock

50 Gall Saltwater Fluval 307 Canister headed livestock September 26. 2 clowns One yellow tang one Atlantic blue tang 1 cardinal 2 blue damsels, 1 animone
Is 3 months abt right to clean/change media?
Ph-8.2
Ammonia-0
Nitrites-0
nitates 5.0
Do these numbers mean tank is now cycled?
Thanks
 

lmforbis

Administrator
Staff member
With a canister filter you need to clean it weekly. If I were you I’d buy a hang on the back filter. They are better for salt water and the maintenance isn’t as labor intensive.
 

BILLYNY

New Member
Thanks but I'm happy with my Fluval. Super quiet and does a great job . I've had the hanger type On my freshwater tank and they are kind of noisy... vibrations etc.
I had to go to aquarium store for frozen shrimp today anyway and my go to guy there told me I could change the carbon and just clean out the sponge filters in the fluval now that the tank has a good numbers and has cycled. That was really my question .... when I should do my first filter clean up
thank you though for your response
 
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