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Old 05-23-2005, 04:56 PM   #1
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Canister filter media

Was just curious to see what you all put in your canister filters?

I have 2 Eheims 2128 on my 150g: ceramic rings topped with the blue
sponge in the lower basket, Ehfisubstrat in the middle basket, Ehfisubstrat
topped with the white sponge in the upper basket. I am not impressed so
far, a lot of stuff goes right through (or around the baskets).
How do you all do it?
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Old 05-23-2005, 05:16 PM   #2
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I do it the same on my 2026.. just like the manual says. haven't had any issues yet.. i also put some peat granulars on top of the rings with the the ehfisubstrat on top .. the 2026 only has 2 baskets. you might want to check the rubber caps that are on the spouts that connect each section, that makes the seal, and i would expect clogging and stuff getting through if they weren't lined up correctly.
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Old 05-23-2005, 05:17 PM   #3
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I have a Fluval 304 and I use Bio-Max rings in the top two and Ceramic Pre-Filter Media in the lower tray. All I need from my filter is mostly biological filtration really anyway. It has a built in sponge that the water goes through before anything else though too.
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In my Eheims I have it set up pretty much the same way you do, kaaikop, except I don't buy the white pads, I use regular filter floss since it is so much cheaper. With two filters you have a lot of flexibility, and depending on what your needs are you could set one up differently than the other.
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Thanks for the input! 8)
I thought maybe I had done this the wrong way...
I guess the fact that I almost constantly play around in the tank, moving plants,
chopping this and rearranging that, does not help for the clarity of the water
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You're doing everything just fine, kaaikop. Maybe try to pack in the floss a little tighter. that will make it more dense so particles wont go through but it will effect the flow rate...
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