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Old 09-09-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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Filter media

Hey guys I have a fluval canister 306 and was wondering if the media that came with it was okay or if I should something else to it

Also I was wondering how often I should clean the media an how often I should replace it
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:09 AM   #2
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The media that came with it should be just fine. I would do a monthly filter clean out just to keep things moving along in it. The filter media should almost never need to be replaced.
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It has carbon so will that also almost never need to be replaced
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:49 AM   #4
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Dump the carbon, use Seachem Purigen in a filter sock instead. It never needs replacement, only regeneration when it turns dark brown/black. Their Matrix product is also good.
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Dump the carbon, use Seachem Purigen in a filter sock instead. It never needs replacement, only regeneration when it turns dark brown/black. Their Matrix product is also good.
What do u mean regeneration and how do I do it
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Purigen does some of the same things that carbon does but when it gets exhausted you can soak it in a bleach solution to recharge it and make it work again. That's something you can't do with carbon.
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How do u get the bleach off of it
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Soak it in a mixture of water and prime
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How do u get the bleach off of it
Follow the directions on the seachem site.
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Ok thanks guys
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