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Old 01-27-2015, 10:16 PM   #1
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Cannister Filter for 55g Fresh-Planted

In talking with Brookster, I have decided to go with the SunSun Cannister filter with inline diffuser.

Curious if anyone can help me with what I need inside the fitler (media, foam, etc.) Thats really the only part im lost on.

I could also use suggestions for which inline diffuser to buy. (or does one come with the sunsun cannister?)
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In talking with Brookster, I have decided to go with the SunSun Cannister filter with inline diffuser.

Curious if anyone can help me with what I need inside the fitler (media, foam, etc.) Thats really the only part im lost on.

I could also use suggestions for which inline diffuser to buy. (or does one come with the sunsun cannister?)
To buy an inline the Gulfsteam Tropical one is ok. I made my own using tom bars blue prints that are easily attainable online. For media just get some course finger sponge some fine filter floss and some bio media (ceramic ring, Bio-max, etc.) and call it good. In a planted tank you can skimp on the bio media and add extra mechanical.
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To buy an inline the Gulfsteam Tropical one is ok. I made my own using tom bars blue prints that are easily attainable online. For media just get some course finger sponge some fine filter floss and some bio media (ceramic ring, Bio-max, etc.) and call it good. In a planted tank you can skimp on the bio media and add extra mechanical.
Which one is the mechanical?
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Which one is the mechanical?
The sponges and floss.
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The sponges and floss.
10-4 good buddy! Thanks!
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Okay, so I now know I want to do Purigen.

Here is what im thinking

Purigen
Filter Pad - Lifegard Aquatics Bonded Filter Pad
Ceramic Rings -http://www.amazon.com/Aquarium-Ceram.../dp/B00739QDTS

Thoughts? Comments? Concerns?
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