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Old 12-14-2011, 11:57 PM   #31
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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!
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:21 AM   #32
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I'm confused. The trays have sponges all around them then an empty basket in the middle. Did I do something wrong? Sounds like I'm missing something. I spoke to the company and they said 2 bio media and 1 carbon would be just fine. So I should take 1 bio media tray out and fill it with...



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Fluval doesn't even offer any sponge like media as it says every tray already comes with sponges surrounding the basket. The only other sponge they offer is the water polishing pads.
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:25 AM   #33
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I'm confused. The trays have sponges all around them then an empty basket in the middle. Did I do something wrong? Sounds like I'm missing something. I spoke to the company and they said 2 bio media and 1 carbon would be just fine. So I should take 1 bio media tray out and fill it with...

Fluval doesn't even offer any sponge like media as it says every tray already comes with sponges surrounding the basket. The only other sponge they offer is the water polishing pads.
Mmm... I'm confused too! I don't use fluvals too expensive for me!
Does the water flow through the sponges first or something?
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:28 AM   #35
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Yes water passes through the sponges first according to the lady on the phone. That's why she said I can do whatever media I wanted because the sponges were the only media it came with.

See maybe we do need that beer!!' lol
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Yes water passes through the sponges first according to the lady on the phone. That's why she said I can do whatever media I wanted because the sponges were the only media it came with.

See maybe we do need that beer!!' lol
Lol well that explains it! I feel silly now!
So you have:
1. Sponge (mechanical)
2. Tray
3. Tray
4. Tray
So you could put floss/polishing pads in 2. IMO before your bio media. Or any where you like!

Ship one over for me? Lol rofl!
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LoL yeah all 3 trays are lined with thick sponges all the way around. Then a hole in the middle for whatever I want. So take out 1 of the bio media and add polishing pad?

So 1 bio media 1 carbon and 1 polishing pad.

Give me addy and it's on the way!!!

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Did you see the pic? That's how it's set up. The sponge surrounds the 3 baskets.
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LoL yeah all 3 trays are lined with thick sponges all the way around. Then a hole in the middle for whatever I want. So take out 1 of the bio media and add polishing pad?

So 1 bio media 1 carbon and 1 polishing pad.

Give me addy and it's on the way!!!

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Did you see the pic? That's how it's set up. The sponge surrounds the 3 baskets.
I'm pretty sure polishing pads are really skinny so you could chuck one right under you bio media and it will still fit!

I saw the pic
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I'll look into these polishing pad.
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Yeah they are really thin. I just lay them on top of tthe media in the tray.
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