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    Aquaclear setup

    Discussion in 'Setup and Filtration' started by nwbearcat1998, Jul 8, 2018.

    1. nwbearcat1998

      nwbearcat1998 Feeder Fish

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      Best media filter sequence for an ac110??

      I currently have bottom to top: the coarse pad it comes with, polypad (chair foam) biomaX that came with it and topped off with a little more foam pad.

      I'm thinking of adding a second ac50 and just using coarse pad and fill the rest with biomax.

      Thoughts??
       
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      I've always ran my AC110s with double foam, occasionally I'll had some filter floss between the two foams and it really polishes the water.
       
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      I don't use the carbon replace with floss. Placement
      1. Foam
      2.floss
      3. Biomax
       
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      Foam, Floss, biohome ultimate. I wouldn't put anything on top of the biomax.
       
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      I use one foam and double up on the biomax myself.
       
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      I’m running the foam around the intake inside the tank and all bio in my ac 70.
       
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      This is my method, and a coarse sponge on the uptake tube will give you more surface area and easier maintenance IMO.
       
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      I always ran the large foam pad that comes with it, and replaced the bio Medea with seachem matrix in a bio bag. large foams on the intakes.
       
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      When I ran one it was in conjunction with a fx5 on a 125. It was primarily for polishing so I had foam, a piece of 10micron felt, then biomax. Worked great since the sponge and felt could be sprayed off in the sink in under a minute while my python was doing its job.
       

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