Originally Posted by mightymax
i really want a sump since alot of you said its better.. but like i said before im on a budget.. im going with canister since i have a extra fluval 405.. what media to use??
In my Fluval I have the 2 egg-crate type sponges, 4 of the long white sponges, 3 baskets with biomax, 2 water polishing sponges and 3 baskets with chemipure. I don't know the set-up or how many baskets the 405 has, though. Some people take out the biomax and use rock rubble there instead, whichever you like. And you can use regular carbon instead of the chemipure, too. I rinse everything every week with my PWC
and change out one of the sponges every week, alternating them, of course.