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Old 12-11-2006, 10:39 PM   #1
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Bio Wheel ....

I have a bio wheel filter .

There are 2 slots for filter pads . Am I suppose to use both slots ?
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Old 12-11-2006, 11:49 PM   #2
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i'd like to know the same thing!
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What filter?

If it's the Emperor, you don't need to use both. The 2nd slot is for the basket that comes with the Emperor, which you can put media in. Or you can use 2 pads. Either way.
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If it's the Penguin you can either use one or two it's up to you.
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If it's the Emperor, you don't need to use both. The 2nd slot is for the basket that comes with the Emperor, which you can put media in. Or you can use 2 pads. Either way.
This is the way I used mine many years ago. The first slot is for your GAC pad and the second slot was for a gray basket that I would put some stuff called bio beads in. They would stay in all the time. But you can put any type media in it. As LWB stated you can put a second stage of GAC if you want. You can also use stuff to get rid of ammonia and nitrates if you want. I`m assuming you got that gray basket ,right ?
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It depends on which model. For the larger models that have two biowheels, I use filters on both biowheels....but there is also room in back of the filters for a filter media basket.
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If I remember correctly, only the Emperors come with the baskets. The Penguins you have to buy them separately. A friend had to get his from Big Al's. But it is not required, you can just use 1 slot if you want.
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Can i replace the original pads with a bag of activated carbon and some type of prefilter?
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