Originally Posted by Pleco1415
Thanks my goal is to have crystal clear water because this is kind of going to be like my showcase tank if you know what I mean. I have another bio wheel 200 filter do you think I can just use that to get more filtration or do you think buying the emperor filter is a better idea? Just to clarify it I would be having 2 filters. Sorry for all the questions.
No problem with the questions. I am a proponent of multiple filters. In case one should fail you have a backup to keep things going. I would go ahead and start using the other biowheel 200 (guessing it is the penguin series) and you can stuff it full of floss (along with the cartridge) for a polishing effect. Just change/rinse out the floss frequently so that nothing builds up. If that setup works for you, then great. If not, maybe look at the emperor 280.
I'm a fan of the up flow style that the AquaClear HOB
filters use when it comes to customizing media/floss/pads. The media does not "flop over". Not saying the AC
filters are perfect...it's just a preference.
In a vertical cartridge setup, loose floss might be impractical. In that case, you could try the Marineland brand of uncut blue/white filter floss. Cut to the size of the penguin's cartridge.