Feeding Cautions!
The totto-filter is a revolutionary filter simultaneously performs nitrification and denitrification. However, filtering performance can only go so far. The number of fishes, the amount of food supplied, the quality of the local water,etc., are all factors that influence water quality. Therefore, please observe the following cautions to ensure a pleasant environment for your tropical fishes.
1. Setting up the tank
Similarly to conventional filters, in the initial stage bacteria are not present and introducing a large number of fishes from the beginning will cause a worsening of the water quality.Therefore be sure to increase the number of fishes gradually.
2. Water changes
Note that totto-filter is designed for a standard number of fishes.
Freshwater fishes: Up to 100 neon tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)(60 cm×30 cm×36 cm tank)
Marine fishes: Up to 15 damselfishes (60 cm×30 cm×36 cm tank)
Therefore, water changes are required if overpopulating the tank. Moreover,based on actual experiments, discus *** 2 can be successfully kept withoutwater changes if they are fed frozen blood worms, but water changes areconsidered necessary if they are fed ground meat. Further information will bemade available as we continue experiments.
3. Moss
Algae growth is also controlled to a greater extent than conventional filters,but it cannot be entirely checked. Therefore, periodically clean the sides of the tank.
4. Aeration
Aeration is required in the case of marine fishes, freshwater fishes with few plants, or a plant tank, when the plants have not sufficiently developed after the tank has been set up and photosynthesis therefore occurs on an insufficient scale. When performing aeration, use of totto-Bubblestopper (sold separately) is recommended to prevent foaming. This product is incredibly effective in preventing salt crust formation in marine tanks.