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Old 01-21-2017, 06:09 PM   #1
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Media for Canister Filter?

I have a Fluval 300 canister filter in a 54 gallon freshwater tank. (No fish yet, just live plants.)

One of the 'advantages' the filter claimed was that I could add my own media to the little baskets. But how do I know what sort to use??

Right now I just have what came with the filter. Is that good enough, or should I be looking for other options?
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I throw in some extra filter foam in the first basket and then fill the other two with ceramic rings.
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Depends on what you want. Some people like filter floss in the last one to polish the water but it clogs quick so you have to change it often.
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The nice thing about a canister with baskets is that you have a lot of options. Using what came with it for starters is fine, then you can mix things up as you gain experience with it. Quite common is sponge/biomedia/biomedia (assuming three baskets) and sponge/chemical/biomedia.
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