Originally Posted by Convict2161
Ok Mumma bare with me. Use this in place of what? 3 trays. 1 bio media 2 bio media 3 carbon.
So you don't have anything to catch the poo, excess food, gunk. I would put (this is just how I would do it) in direction of water flow:
1. Mechanical filtration (sponges)
2. Fine mechanical filtration (floss)
3. Bio filtration (ceramic ring, biomax, pot scrubbies, bio balls)
If you need to add chemical filtration (carbon) I would run it in tray 2 so that when you need to remove it or replace it it's not taking up room used for bio media. So tray two would be floss or polishing pad then a bag of carbon on top of it.
As I said this is how I would do it. I like to try and keep my bio media as clean as possible by letting the sponge and floss catch everything before the water gets to the bio media.
The beauty of canisters is you can swap and change your media around to find what works for you!