Hi all, I currently have a 46 gallon freshwater tank with two Marineland Penguin 200 HOB
filters. I plan on replacing the HOBs with an API filstar canister filter but I need advice on types of filter media. I was thinking: filter floss > precut foam pads > bio stars. I am also considering throwing some purigen in there but I'm not sure if that is necessary.
So to my final questions:
What media combinations do you recommend?
Do I even need the filter pads in addition to the filter floss?
Should I even use filter floss?
What about those polishing pads? Are those worth my time (and money)?
P.S. my tank is slightly overstocked according to http://aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.php
Sorry, these might be stupid questions as I have never owned a canister filter nor am I an "aquarium expert"