Originally Posted by kevinh
How should I arrange the media baskets in penn plax casade 1000 cansiter filter? I have an API filter and it said to put course foam on bottom, followed by bio bags, and fine white foam in top. But casade instruction said to put course foam on top and fine foam on bottom. I just want to make sure I set it up the correct way. Thanks
You can also custom most filters. Just a suggestion, you could try this;
Keep the course foam at the bottom
Replace the bio bags with Seachem Matrix-(1ltr=170 bio balls)
Replace the Fine White Foam with filter floss or cheap bed pillow filler($1,will last years).
Put in a 100g bag of Seachem Purigen
If you going with the filter floss or the bed pillow filler(same as the floss but alot cheaper) put it in some ladies tights(new cheap ones do fine).
Trust me, if you try this set-up and as long as your not over-stocked, this set-up will make your water sparkle, literally!!.
PS...If you try any/all of these steps, DO NOT replace all of your media in one go. Do it slowly over a few weeks 4-6. With the Matrix replace about 1/5 a week, if you replace all in one go, you will lose all/most of your b.bacteria...