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Old 02-16-2011, 08:38 PM   #11
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Hooked up fx5 last night. Tank looked great this morning. Besides the purge valve being damaged on arrival I am very happy with it thus far. Fluval will be shipping me out a new valve this week at no charge
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Hooked up fx5 last night. Tank looked great this morning. Besides the purge valve being damaged on arrival I am very happy with it thus far. Fluval will be shipping me out a new valve this week at no charge
That's cool, I got both of mine today. Did yours come with media.
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It.only came with the foam media. I added Bio Max, pre filter, and Zeo Carb. My only problem is I was not sure of how much of each to add. I bought one box of each and used it all and still have room to add extra
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Yes they lack direction on how much of what media to pit in.

I bought the pre filter, Bio max, Polishing Pads, Carbon.

I'll have to look to see what is recommended. I know you can add different types into one basket.
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It.only came with the foam media. I added Bio Max, pre filter, and Zeo Carb. My only problem is I was not sure of how much of each to add. I bought one box of each and used it all and still have room to add extra
Look at This site

http://www.marineandreef.com/Hagen_F...edia_s/228.htm

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/v...85f6cfd8944d66
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Thanks for the useful information. I don't know how comfortable I am using pillow stuffing as filter media due to possible impurities
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Thanks for the useful information. I don't know how comfortable I am using pillow stuffing as filter media due to possible impurities
Me neither, I'll stick with the fluval line myself.
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As long as it's polyester fiber that hasn't been treated to be flame retardent the only difference between pillow stuffing and filter floss is the packaging and price.
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