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Old 05-29-2004, 12:44 PM   #11
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A magnum 350 is a pita to maintain--I almost got one until someone here recommended the Rena Filstar XP series. My XP1 is very easy to maintain, but I agree that the HOBs are still easier. The big differences between the HOB and the canister is the canister has a larger surface area for bacteria and has more options as far as media goes.
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Old 05-29-2004, 03:26 PM   #12
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If I were to use a filter pad or media, what micron level should I use. I have some 100 Micron filter media. Is that too coarse?

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Most canister filter maker include their own media when you buy the filter. Save some $$$ as most filter will still working great after 1-2 years if you maintain them properly.

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Yeah I know that, but the "SparkyFilter" don't come with filter media. I want to know what type I should put into it. I am currently working on a 5 gallon canister filter, so the media has to be pretty big so I can cut it to size.

I should be "testing" it on a smaller scale on Sunday or Monday. If all goes well I will have the first full size proto-type built by the following wekend.

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Check out the filter stuff for pond filters. They are large and have the coarse and fine sponges (maybe the micron size is on the packaging). Or buy lots of cheap filter floss.....
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