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Old 06-30-2013, 01:44 AM   #21
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When did you buy your rena? How many bio stars are in a package? I know sponges are easier but not enough filtration. Before I was saying that canisters are better but harder to clean.
I wouldn't say their harder to clean, just messier. Wet shirt and pants, floor wet, the works lol. Anyway you don't get as much media as you would like with the filter. It's hard to come by rena supplies by me, mostly fluval so I have only a handful of the stars. Can't say they are any better/worse than the fluval ceramic rings. Pretty much anything that's nontoxic and wont degrade and has plenty of surface area is fine as biomedia. Also, to polish off your water I'd get filter floss. Really keeps the water crystal clear and free of detritus. Only downside is it can gunk up quick but it's super cheap! You can find it at craft stores, it's basically the stuffing you find in stuffed animals.
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Wath are the all pond solutions filters like the 2000ef+ I was thinking of getting thanks
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Wath are the all pond solutions filters like the 2000ef+ I was thinking of getting thanks
Pond solutions? 2000ef+? Is that like the model name and company name? Are there filter like the ones meant for outdoor ponds?
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Pond filters require an external pump you would b better off with a regular canister filter
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It actually depends on the canister filter and the internal filter. For sponges, you just take the songs off, squeeze it in a bucket of tank water for a few mins and then put it back. Canisters on the other hand, you have to take all the filter baskets out them clean the media inside. Canisters have a lot more media than sponges.
Agreed but I find I clean my canister a LOT less than I did with my internal, on the same tank, 55g.

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I wouldn't say their harder to clean, just messier. Wet shirt and pants, floor wet, the works lol. Anyway you don't get as much media as you would like with the filter. It's hard to come by rena supplies by me, mostly fluval so I have only a handful of the stars. Can't say they are any better/worse than the fluval ceramic rings. Pretty much anything that's nontoxic and wont degrade and has plenty of surface area is fine as biomedia. Also, to polish off your water I'd get filter floss. Really keeps the water crystal clear and free of detritus. Only downside is it can gunk up quick but it's super cheap! You can find it at craft stores, it's basically the stuffing you find in stuffed animals.
I don't find it messier. Just unclip the canister, bring it to the sink and then give it a good clean. With my internal, having to remove it from the tank, half the gunk leaking back into the tank on removal. I find those more frustrating to clean than canisters!!!. I agree with the filter floss, every filter should have it, mine do....

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Hit and miss really. I considered getting one but I've read mixed reviews. I've heard they loose their flow very quickly. It will do the job. If you go with it, I wouldn't bother with UV on it. Not really worth it IMO.
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Check out Seachem Matrix(not the carbon Matrix). Excellent Bio-Media.....
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:50 PM   #27
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Thanks one more Q wat is the name of the stuff that you can mix wit carbon in the filter to stop algae from growing and is it any good
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I have the cheap Sun Sun canister for a month. So far so good.
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I have the cheap Sun Sun canister for a month. So far so good.
Yeah it's ok. But not the best and the uv is just way too small.
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Pond filters require an external pump you would b better off with a regular canister filter
I know. I have a pond filter in my pond. Canisters are easier to set up than pond ones and look neater IMO.
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