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Old 01-11-2016, 07:33 PM   #9731
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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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Old 01-11-2016, 10:56 PM   #9732
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Old 01-12-2016, 01:28 AM   #9733
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Been accumulating some bits & pieces to start up a planted 5 gallon. Going to try to collect some rocks for hard scape in the morning. Plants should arrive with my LFS's usual Tuesday shipment around 2-3pm. Hopefully tomorrow night I will have a picture of every thing set up and started.

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Old 01-12-2016, 09:58 AM   #9734
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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.
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Old 01-12-2016, 10:57 AM   #9735
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Believe it or not i use lava rock fir my bio.

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Old 01-12-2016, 11:04 AM   #9736
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Great idea Poppa , inexpensive and porous , can't beat that.
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The same thing I do everyday it seems...spend more money.
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:44 PM   #9738
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Big clean on my elephant nose tank, rinsed filter's and added new plants for him.
Pwc on my shrimp tank. Added a lava rock and 2 bamboo shrimp a couple of days ago they seem to be doing great ☺
Lot's off babies in the tank since I switched juwel filter off and just use my aqua flow which doesn't suck up my babies!

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Installed the mini SunSun canister on the 10, got some crypts and water sprite for the 10 as well and filled it up.
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