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Old 09-06-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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Filter types for 46 gallon bow

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I've had my aquarium up for about 2 months now, using seeded media from another. Water parameters are fine and I'm planted fairly heavy with eco complete.

I've noticed lately that my water seems to have a lot of fine particles floating around. They are not micro bubbles. I run a fluval 306 canister and I have a Koralia Nano 240 for circulation so I have a nice current, all plants wave gently around the tank.

What I'm wondering is if my 306's inlet pipe is a little too constrictive and just not pulling hard enough? It has a check ball in it I assume to keep fish from going in, but I think that may be slowing the intake and it's not getting this fine debris.

That being said, would adding a second say, 206 to my tank cause too much current? Or are there replacement inlet strainers that don't have as much restriction that I should try? I want to keep my water crystal clear. Any recommendations are appreciated!
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:42 PM   #2
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Maybe you could get pre-filters to keep debris and fish out of your filters? I've just ordered some, they were quite inexpensive, from Amazon.
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Maybe you could get pre-filters to keep debris and fish out of your filters? I've just ordered some, they were quite inexpensive, from Amazon.
Thanks! I was thinking about adding a sponge filter since I have an airpump not doing anything. Going to try to upgrade to the Fluval 406 first though and sell my basically new 306 on the classifieds here.
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Check out polishing filter media, supposed to be fine to catch that stuff. Pretty sure I saw a kind from Fluval.
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Check out polishing filter media, supposed to be fine to catch that stuff. Pretty sure I saw a kind from Fluval.
Yep, I have that in already. I'm going to use poly-fill instead at the recommendation of a few. Think I'm going to upgrade to a 406 though and sell my like new 306 in the classifieds.
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