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Old 05-20-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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Okay so I have a Penguin Bio Wheel 150 in my 20 gallon tank. It has 2 slots for filter cartiges but I don't need 2 cartridges the 1 catches everything . I'm more interested in adding some more forms of bio filtration. The main cartridge should go in front to filter out the particles and only allowing water through. I was wondering if there was any way I could make my own cartridge and use something like bioballs to add more bio filter? Just wondering thanks everyone !


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Old 05-20-2013, 04:23 PM   #2
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Not trying to be rude...but that's why I never liked those types of filters. The blue pad and carbon are just a pain, with no customization. If you have $20-$30 just get yourself a aquaclear 20 or 30, and you get to do all the customizing you want. It's just a big empty space that you can stuff anything you want in it.
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Not trying to be rude...but that's why I never liked those types of filters. The blue pad and carbon are just a pain, with no customization. If you have $20-$30 just get yourself a aquaclear 20 or 30, and you get to do all the customizing you want. It's just a big empty space that you can stuff anything you want in it.
Hmm I mean it does an OK job of filtering I like the bio wheel but I see what you mean making your own filter is way better and probably more affordable than using one like this. As of now I don't have the money for that but I will keep that in mind and on my list ! Thanks
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The bio wheel will hold an amazing amount of beneficial bacteria, my suggestion would be to replace one pad for a better mechanical type. Why are you wanting to increase bio media?
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The bio wheel will hold an amazing amount of beneficial bacteria, my suggestion would be to replace one pad for a better mechanical type. Why are you wanting to increase bio media?
I was thinking of taking the carbon and blue fabric off of my filter next week and only use the black slot and getting a filter bag they are like .99 and a some bio balls and placing them between the new filter and the piece of black plastic.
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