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Old 08-20-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
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What filter media?

I am buying a api filstar for my 55 gallon cichild. The filter comes with a fine pad, a course pad. And some API bio zorb, and I purchased a pound of filter wool for this and another tank. What other media should I get? I also have a hob filter that has carbon in it. Im a newby to canisters and would like all the advice I could get.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:50 AM   #2
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I would assume the media it comes with is perfectly sufficient. If you wanted to upgrade the canister then you can probably add ceramic rings to it. Those are one of the more popular filter medias out there.

You can honestly skip using carbon. Most people use it for 2 different things. One is to remove medication from a tank while the other is to remove tannins from the water. Aside from that carbon's usefullness is limited.
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What do ceramic rings do? I never found an answer.
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What do ceramic rings do? I never found an answer.
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