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Old 05-19-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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I've been using all filter media that came w fluval 306. Can I use something else? Tank is doing great but is there a better way?
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:05 AM   #2
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I usually ditch the carbon and use Nitrate remover, bio carb or bio max
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:08 AM   #3
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What's wrong w carbon?
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:07 AM   #4
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Activated carbon is good for a tank as it can remove lots of things and polishes the water. I also like gfo to keep phosphates down.
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Activated carbon is good for a tank as it can remove lots of things and polishes the water. I also like gfo to keep phosphates down.
IMO and lots of others its useless unless removing meds and if you want to polish water buy polishing pads it's what they are made for
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So what exactly should I take out or leave in? Just replace carbon w pads or floss?
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:10 PM   #7
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I kept filter pads, GFo and biomedia cubes in my canister. Worked out just fine.

carbon has a short life span in a tank so i only used it like every other filter cleaning.
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My successful combo is Bio carb, bio max, polishing pads, and floss media no complaints here
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