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Old 11-14-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Fluval 405 media suggestions?

I'm buying a 405 on Friday, I'm gonna replace the media. Any suggestions you might have for media customization for a 60 gallon planted community?
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100% Poly-fill available at any arts craft store, walmart, target ect. Much less expensive than the same thing sold at LFS. Add it to the bottom 2 trays ... Ceramic media ... bio-max it comes with or something similar. It's how my Fluval 404 was set up.
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100% Poly-fill available at any arts craft store, walmart, target ect. Much less expensive than the same thing sold at LFS. Add it to the bottom 2 trays ... Ceramic media ... bio-max it comes with or something similar. It's how my Fluval 404 was set up.
Poly fill? Not really sure what that is.
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Poly fill? Not really sure what that is.
Aka pillow stuffing ... I purchase Fairfield brand .. A bag can last you a year!
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Aka pillow stuffing ... I purchase Fairfield brand .. A bag can last you a year!
Ah I see. Wait so how do you incorporate pillow stuffing? Ive never used a canister filter before.
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A fluval 405 comes with 4 media trays/baskets each basket with 2 chambers, just stuff the polyfill in the bottom two chambers, you'll be shocked at the amount of dirt it'll collect. Really does a great job polishing water.
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A fluval 405 comes with 4 media trays/baskets each basket with 2 chambers, just stuff the polyfill in the bottom two chambers, you'll be shocked at the amount of dirt it'll collect. Really does a great job polishing water.
Thanks man! I appreciate it. How do you like your fluval 405 by the way? Anything I should no about it?
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Thanks man! I appreciate it. How do you like your fluval 405 by the way? Anything I should no about it?
Ha..ha .. . I had a fluval 404 that died so now I run an AC-70. The 404 was a hand me own from my wife's brother and it did a great job for me the two years I had it running. I have no problem recommending them, I think they're quality canister filters.

I'm certain a 305 will do the job for your tank as well .. But if $$$$ is not an issue between the two, go with the 405.
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It's not im getting the 405 for 70 off Craigslist the guy is trying to get rid of his fish stuff because he's moving.
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