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Old 08-26-2012, 11:35 AM   #11
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Rena makes a very good canister filter. I have 8 of them, and I have had no problems with them at all. Some of them are quite old!! Very easy to maintenance, and lots of room for extra media.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:40 AM   #12
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I bought a Aqua One Aquis Series 2 1250 today. Hooked up and running. Got for $159.95. Running well so far.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:20 PM   #13
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How often will i need to clean canister and swap the media out?
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:22 PM   #14
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Also any thoughts in Ultramaxx "All in one filter media". Has anyone used it.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:09 AM   #15
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To keep nitrates low in my tank, I rinse all media every week and sqeeze/rinse all sponges when I do pWC. I also rotate changing out something each time. For instance, last week I replace a polishing pad, this week I replaced one of the long foams and changed out a chemipure. My nitrates are usually 10 or less.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:09 AM   #16
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Do you rinse in fresh water or tank water?
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:32 AM   #17
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Do you rinse in fresh water or tank water?
Only tank water thats in the bucket. The point is not to make it all look brand new. You still want the BB in there, so rinsing the large particles out is the goal. If you use water with chlorine in it(like tap) you could kill the BB.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:42 AM   #18
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Cool... Already do that.. What filtre and media do you use?
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:48 AM   #19
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Have a fluval 406. They have 4 long sponges, then 2 small dense sponges, then I have 3 compartments of biomax, an 3 compartments of chemipure. Under the top 2 chemipure compartments there are 2 water polishing pads.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:01 AM   #20
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Never heard of chemipure.. Bought some Seachem Matrix yesterday. On day 10 tommorow of new filtre. Water has been beautifully clean.
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