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Old 01-13-2016, 09:10 PM   #1
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Good Emperor 400 Setup?

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I currently have a 60 gallon freshwater community tank setup with two Emperor 400 filters.

As far as media goes...I am running all four bio-wheels and then I'm using all four of the grey filter trays filled with polyester pillow fill. I have a full tub of Marineland Premium carbon that I haven't used in a while because the last time I used it in the filter trays, I got carbon all over the tank.

What would you guys recommend for filter media? Should I get some kind of filter bag for the carbon? Should I just buy the replacement cartridges?

Thanks for any help guys!
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I use Seachem Matrix in my 400 and I use cut to fit filter pad and just use 1/2 of the grey holder to keep it in place . Hope that makes sense .
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So you pour the Matrix into one side of the grey tray, then put the filter pad on top of the Matrix?
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No , I put the Matrix in the grey holder and close it up and put a piece of pad on 1/2 half of another grey holder and slide it in place with the water going through the grey holder first then the pad . Or you can put it the other way round . Hope that makes more sense .
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Ah yes...that clears things up for me. I was thinking today about adding carbon directly into the tray and then sliding the tray into a filter sock or something. I figure this would prevent any carbon from escaping out into the tank. I'd like to use up my carbon supply before buying anything new...though I have read great things about Purigen as well.
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