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Old 05-02-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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Ammonia filter media? any good

Hey guys, I was wondering if the ammonia filter media pads were any good? I have a 200 gallon canister filter on my 150 gallon tank, and wasn't sure if it would hurt/help or do anything at all thanks.
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I'm not sure what brand you are talking about, but if you have ammonia, I would look for the source.
I like to run purigen.....
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right now there is no ammonia in the tank, I was just looking online at replacement pads and was wondering if for a couple more dollars they were worth it. the brand is HbH aqua pure cut to fit. thanks
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It is good you do not have any detectable NH3. Your tank's biological filtration should be enough to process the NH3. If not, something is wrong. If you are looking for a good chemical filtration pad, I would suggest PURA pads.
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You've got a nice sized skimmer, why even run any pads in the can at all? Skimmer is in the sump (doesn't say)?
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No sump, when i bought this tank I didnt know that much about saltwater, so i went with a canister filter. .... now im running a penplax rated for a 200 gallon tank and a rena xp4. So far i hate my coralife skimmer its make so many microbubbles. and its been running for a month and a half. the tank is a perfecto 150 gallon xh I got it for $350 brand new i thought it was a good price.
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