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Old 06-15-2012, 04:08 PM   #11
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My baskets go filter wool (bottom) the next 2 basets have biomax in each. The new 06 models have a fine polishing pad to put under uour media on the upper basket, its a nice touch! I have never experienced my filter clogging prematurley by putting filter floss/ wool at the bottom. But that works for me.
Same here.... I do filter floss in the bottom basket. Mechanical filtration before biologic, that way detritus isn't plugging up my Biomax.
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I didn't say my tank has 7 barbs and 5 ottos, so there isn't a lot of mess. Because I put a little floss/ sponge in the intake thing it collects about 90% of the big debre and about 30% of the small debre. So I don't need to worry about it getting clogged
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:01 PM   #13
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I didn't say my tank has 7 barbs and 5 ottos, so there isn't a lot of mess. Because I put a little floss/ sponge in the intake thing it collects about 90% of the big debre and about 30% of the small debre. So I don't need to worry about it getting clogged
I'd never heard pf sponge in the intake before untill i joined this forum. Do you place it in the intake strainer before the ball in the intake tube?
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In the little plastic thing, so before the ball. I use a sponge or the floss but floss is far more affective with all debre
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In the little plastic thing, so before the ball. I use a sponge or the floss but floss is far more affective with all debre
Hmm, think i'll try that, thanks!
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I'll move it to the bottom on Monday. Iv read the magazine that came with the fluval saying the three stages so I have more of an understanding of it so I'm going to move my fluval media around this is the new one.

Top tray fluval biomax
Jbl peat pellets
Fluval pre filter
Filter floss (changed weekly maybe twice a week.)
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Btw if you use the floss just make sure it doesn't go into the tubes And if you don't get clean them can really slow down the filter, so just change them or clean them. Really glad we could help each other
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:02 PM   #18
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I'll move it to the bottom on Monday. Iv read the magazine that came with the fluval saying the three stages so I have more of an understanding of it so I'm going to move my fluval media around this is the new one.

Top tray fluval biomax
Jbl peat pellets
Fluval pre filter
Filter floss (changed weekly maybe twice a week.)
Yeah, that would work! I only change my floss pnce month, i suppose it keeps some bb in it as well as acting ss mechanical filtration. I have sometimes kust squeezed it out in my old tank water snd reused. Yeah, glad we could help!
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