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Old 08-05-2011, 01:20 PM   #791
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I think she's wondering in whixh way they get organized.. like my hob the water flows though sponge carbon I then the stone..
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:22 PM   #792
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Isn't filter floss the same thing as the cotton they put in pillows?
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:25 PM   #793
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Yes as long as it is polyfiber and not something like feathers or foam.
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Filter should stack with dirty water hitting polyfilter, then carbon (if used), then bio media.
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:48 PM   #795
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Can you use polyfill instead of the sponge in a hob? What's possible benefits of using the polyfill instead of sponge?
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:18 PM   #796
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Thats all i have in my HOB's i save the plastic trays for carbon the poly lasts for ever i just rinse it in my WC water and then put it back in the hob a giant bag cost me $3 My 1st bag last 3 yrs.
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:31 PM   #797
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Thats all i have in my HOB's i save the plastic trays for carbon the poly lasts for ever i just rinse it in my WC water and then put it back in the hob a giant bag cost me $3 My 1st bag last 3 yrs.
I feel new all over again...so let me get this right all u run os the polyfill no carbon or biomedia? Do u run a skimmer
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:32 PM   #798
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Oh sorry buffy for hijacking thread...
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:38 PM   #799
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No no skimmer just 80 lbs LR 4in. dsb and 20% PWC's weekly I run the carbon for one week every 5 weeks My TrAtes hover around 5.ppm Fish, Potters angel, false perc Clown, YWG, gramma and a blue crugemon Goby (*SP) 90g
**edit** also a bit of cyano showed up 2 days ago Dont let the Mrs feed your fish
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Ok, not gonna quote everyone. Thanks for all the answers.

@jsmith, No apologies needed, you didn't highjack, I appreciate your questions here to as I and everyone else can learn from the answers everyone posts. To me this is a learning thread, a come back to for reference thread.......and yes......if you want to socialize and joke it's okay with me.....moderators on the other hand IDK about lol. So don't hesitate to jump on it, even with off wall stuff. yes -you were correct, wondering what order what goes where.

Grizz, 400-do you just fill the two sides? Do you use any rubble in there? Do you put the fill in the media trays or toss in?

Also in 400 do I also put rubble rock?


Canister---yes wondering the order. Right now there are two plastic held strips of rough filter. then 2 trays of carbon (separated into 2 making 4 compartments) and 2 trays of bio something (ceramic circles) (again separated into 2 making 4 compartments).

1. Do I leave the rough filter there?
2. Do I replace carbon with polyfill and if so do I do all 4 compartments?
3. Same with bio, do I replace bio with polyfill and if so do I do all 4 compartments?
4. Last but not least---where do I put rubble rock...Which compartment?

I read everyones post but hoped these questions would make it more explanitory. If you tell me before bio stuff, uhm how much and where's before? Take out the filter take out the carbon. IDK, sorry. I just want to be clear on where it all goes and want to understand why what goes where, so later if I make changes I don't need to ask woohoo, when will the time come when I won't need to ask?
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