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    very good filter media for wet dry.
    bacterial house

    http://www.momotaro-koi.org/english/bakuteria/index.htm





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    Body Scrubbers
    Surface area/cu.ft.: 75

    Overall:Best used to soap up naked ladies.



    Not gonna lie: I LOL'ed. Then read it aloud to my boyfriend.



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    Two items I've read about in the ponding area for bio media are:

    1) 1" long, 3/4" diameter cut pieces of PVC pipe
    2) Shotgun wads
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    I wanted to get this somewhere so it wouldn't get lost... http://doitbest.com/Scouring+Pads-Do...sku-632989.dib

    Order in quantity and have them shipped to a local store for p/u...no shipping charges!

    This was brought to our attention by another member who I can't find to give credit to.

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    how about carbon rods?



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    How does activated carbon stack up? I read it is very porous. I only use sponges in my AC110 but I might change them out slowly with carbon. What do you guys think?



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    Quote Originally Posted by fsc46;1287895;
    How does activated carbon stack up? I read it is very porous. I only use sponges in my AC110 but I might change them out slowly with carbon. What do you guys think?
    there are a number of reasons why carbon does not make a good bio media,stick with the sponges








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    Kudos... what about... peat, carbon etc....
    Forget Green... I'm going Gold!!!!



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    I'm fairly new to cannister filters and I am just using the media that came with it so far. I have a 100 gallon tank and my canister has 3 large trays. The bottom one has a coarse black pad over a bag of green things that look like short snail pellets (but obviously aren't - I have no idea what they are!), the middle one has ceramic rings and the top has a bag of activated carbon with a finer white pad over this. I have been rinsing the pads, ceramic tubes and green things under tap water and replacing the carbon bags when I do the filter clean out.

    Is this set up appropriate for my tank? is there a better way to set this up? (I have no live plants in the tank - the fish tear them to sheds, after the last $100 worth of plants I put in I gave up)
    175g. African & American cichlids, clown loaches, silver shark and bristlenose
    220g marine. yellow tang, blue tang, flame angel, clarkii clowns, sixline wrasse, decorated goby, peacock blenny, royal grammas




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    sounds like its set up more complicated than it has to be...

    for more mechanical filtration you can do a mech pre filter in the fist tray like the pre-filter rings fluval makes or some pot scourers (scotch brite,etc) also work well for pre mech when cut to fit the baskets.second basket would be mech like polyfiber or filter pads cut to fit and third chamber would be a high surface area bio media.In that scenario the carbon would be ditched.

    if your fish arent that messy and you want to lean more toward bio I would suggest all mechanical filtration media go in the first tray (scotch brite over some polyfiber for example) and both second trays with biomedia.if you really want to run carbon I would put it in the last tray in this scenario.










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