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Old 06-21-2012, 05:41 PM   #11
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My featherfin is really unique because he'll come to the top upside down and eat pellets and flakes with all my mbuna, they've got a lot of personality!
I wish I could get that to do that. My Mbuna are voracious eaters (no manners at all) and try their hardest to eat every pellet before it hits the bottom.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:16 PM   #12
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There is probably 2" if tight foam mechanical filter that is the stage 1 filter for the AC110. I would think that would even tiny particles. Is this blue stuff even tighter filtration than that?
I have an AC 70 on my tank and add just one of these layers in it typically I put in the foam, carbon, the blue filter media then the Bio media on that. In about one day my tank becomes crystal clear. When I take out the media to do a by weekly change it is black with gunk. It really picks up a lot that the foam doesn't capture. Only problem is you have to change it more frequently as it can cause water to back flow when it clogs. Even the bag of white filter material works better for fine particals than the foam pad. Only reason I stopped using that product ( link below) is it leaves little hair fibers floating in the tank. Hated that. There's another product that works great is the fluval polishing pads. Not sure they would fit a 110 but the blue stuff works just as good and its way cheaper.


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This is what I eventually ended up with.

A fluval 250 that just holds the foam it comes with and the trays have nothing but Bio media. An ac30 that just has two foam pads. Then the ac70 which hold foam, carbon, fine mesh, and Bio. Only reason I use the Bio in the 70 is cause it holds everything down nice and tight.

What you have will work great. Any time you have over filtration it will stay nice and clean. And don't get me wrong you don't need the fine mesh as yours will eventually dissole those small particules. It just that the added mesh does it much quicker.
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Oh and I have a 55 as well.

Rainbows are a nice fit in the 55. They grow to a perfect size.
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Here it is. Read the product description and reviews. You can get it cheaper at a lfs probably.

http://www.petco.com/product/5539/Ma...er%20Pads-5539
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Here it is. Read the product description and reviews. You can get it cheaper at a lfs probably.

http://www.petco.com/product/5539/Ma...er%20Pads-5539
Ok thanks for the tip!
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Ok thanks for the tip!
Np. Let us know what you end up getting in the tank and post some pics.
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