Originally Posted by Ashenwelt
So which is BioMax and which works better?
I haven't seen the rings you describe in Aquaclear (AC
) filters, which I love, so I've no idea what was going on there. The "capped tubes" you mentioned sound more like the standard biomedia included with Aquaclears. Either should be fine.
BTW, I usually buy "one size up" when buying ACs. In other words, if I have a 45g tank and the filter is rated for up to 50g (an AC
50), I'll buy the AC
70 instead. Basically what you've discovered. Extra filtration capacity never hurts.
(As an alternative, you could have put two AC
50s on that tank. Either works well.)
Now open: "JJ&J's Seafood Buffet
" 20g long planted freshwater - Sunset Fire Platy (x5 adults, many young (argh)),Neon Tetras (x11), x3 amano shrimp, 40 lbs. Eco-Complete, AC 50 + AC 20, Finnex Planted+ 8 hours per day, Seachem ferts.