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Old 09-16-2013, 09:09 AM   #1
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Adding extra media to Aqueon Quietflow

Hi all! I have been wanting to add some extra filter media to my Aqueon Quietflow 30. It does not have separate chambers as other filters have. Does anyone have any experience with this? I would like to at least add some purigen and maybe some floss. Would I put it in behind the existing cartridge? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi all! I have been wanting to add some extra filter media to my Aqueon Quietflow 30. It does not have separate chambers as other filters have. Does anyone have any experience with this? I would like to at least add some purigen and maybe some floss. Would I put it in behind the existing cartridge? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Thumper. I don't have any personal experience with this filter but I would like to help you. Does the cartridge at the back contain carbon or is it just a sponge filter with bio media at the front of the filter??
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Thanks for the helping hand!! The filter cartridge I am using now is the one with the carbon inside the actual filter. It has the plastic bio media in front of that. Behind the filter is an area that is empty. I have some fiber filter as well as the 100ml purigen on order. Thanks again!!
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Perfect!!. Personally I would replace the carbon with a medium sponge. You can buy universal sponges on ebay/amazon and cut them to size. You DON'T need to run carbon and Purigen together. If you need it, you could also put some extra filter floss in any space in the filter. Good luck with it....
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Thanks Ian. In what order should I....layer..the media?
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Thanks Ian. In what order should I....layer..the media?
The water should flow through the sponge/current carbon first, then the floss and then the purigen. You can swap the floss and purigen layout if it fits better....
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Gotch ya..Thanks again!!
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Gotch ya..Thanks again!!
Your welcome. With the floss, some people rinse(in old tank water) and reuse it. You can do this but because it's so cheap, I just dump it when it gets dirty.....
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What i did with mine was to ditch the cartridge altogether and i put a media bag of biomax to fill the lower third of the blue bio holster, then i put some quilt batting (basically woven floss) and i stuffed that in the top two-thirds of the bio holster in a quantity about as thick as the cartridge.
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What i did with mine was to ditch the cartridge altogether and i put a media bag of biomax to fill the lower third of the blue bio holster, then i put some quilt batting (basically woven floss) and i stuffed that in the top two-thirds of the bio holster in a quantity about as thick as the cartridge.
That's the beauty of HOBs and canisters. As long as you look after the BB, there are so many ways to customise them to your needs/set-up
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