Originally Posted by unstopaBULLFish
Turns out it's a basic Aquatek with coolntouch, I've heard good things about Aquatek so I'm excited. I have a question for anyone with experience with canister filtration media order, I'm thinking coarse, then medium them finest then some matrix on top. Does this make sense? Keep in mind water enters from the bottom of the canister.
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In my eheim that does not have media baskets:
I run Ceramic tubes (looks like small pasta)
Course filter foam
Porous glass media that looks like cocoa-puffs
A layer of regular filter floss
and then a polishing pad if needed , most of the time no.
I run two canisters on a 90 gallon and they get serviced about once every two months. I service one and then a month I do the other , this way I am cleaning one a month and alternate between the two so it works out to actually being two months each filter.
Water crystal clear and never any issues doing it this way.
That is the great thing about canisters is you can stack whatever you need in whatever order you want for your particular application.