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Old 02-22-2014, 11:38 PM   #1
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Help with filter media location

So I just bought a aquatop canister filter 400 with uv for 90$ it's rated for 125 gal and I have a 75 so it's a 3 stage filter sucks water from bottom top, this is how it came but I mixed the baskets up and now I'm lost and don't know if it's right..the bottom filter is course sponge then a fine sponge. Next basket is medium sponge with bio balls / ceramic and last basket is medium sponge and carbon so what order is best and should I take all the medium filters and put them all in one tray? Thanks
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So I just bought a aquatop canister filter 400 with uv for 90$ it's rated for 125 gal and I have a 75 so it's a 3 stage filter sucks water from bottom top, this is how it came but I mixed the baskets up and now I'm lost and don't know if it's right..the bottom filter is course sponge then a fine sponge. Next basket is medium sponge with bio balls / ceramic and last basket is medium sponge and carbon so what order is best and should I take all the medium filters and put them all in one tray? Thanks
I would set it up as follows, from the bottom to the top;
Course Sponge
All Medium Sponges
Fine Sponges
Ceramics/Bio-Media
If you have room, add some filter floss before and after the Bio-Media or even just after the bio-media. Also consider Purigen, it will give a nice sparkle to the water.
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