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Old 01-24-2007, 09:55 PM   #1
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I was wondering what people put in them as filter media? There's floss and carbon, but since I don't want to constantly change out the carbon should I just use more floss or should I use a different media?
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:00 PM   #2
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if ya want something that removes ammonia, nitrates, nitrites colors and odors, and makes your water crystal clear, try purigen, its somewhat pricey, but a small batch lasts for 6 months or so
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:18 PM   #3
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IMO all you need is a sponge, filter floss, and ceramic rings. You'll be good to go.
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I saw on another forum that some people will use green army men as bio media.

I don't think chemical filtration is needed. All I use is sponges on my 75.
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I usually use some sponges on the bottom for mechanical filtration, and some ceramic rings for biological filtration towards the top part.
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How big are these ceramic rings? If I use floss and a sponge it doesn't seem like it would take up much space. Would I be using ceramic rings for the rest of the filter?
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there about the size of the pretzel snack called " combo's " lol there prolly around 3/4" long by 1/4" wide with a hole drilled through them so water can flow in and around them
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where do you suggest adding filter floss in an eheim? I put some in the top of the filter but it later got caught in the fan apparatus.
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:07 AM   #9
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Ceramic rings range in size. I have some that are the size of a pencil eraser in my AC filters.
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Old 01-26-2007, 02:21 PM   #10
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I generally go:

carbon on top for 1st week or two (then remove, rinse, save)
pad
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rings
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That's what came in the kit.

Right now, I still have a dish towel on top of the stack - it removed the last of a euglenoid algae bloom I had.
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I think I will be going with the rings unless it costs a lot more. I have one more question, is an Eheim 2215 overkill on a 10 gallon?
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IMO, yes. That would be turning the tank over 16.5 times per hour. A little excessive.
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Is there someone take to weaken the flow? I don't want to use an hob filter on my planted tank since it outgases the Co2 everytime the water evaporates under the output.
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An Eheim 2215 on a 10 gallon is like keeping fish in a perpetual thunderstorm. Unless you're keeping fish that are naturally found in whitewater rapids, you're fish are going to be really stressed out there.
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The best way to stop the turbulance would be to get a larger tank. Cheaper than a smaller filter.
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I'd go with a smaller canister.
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I'd go with a smaller canister.
Or you can DIY your own canister filter!!! I am doing this based on instructions off another site and will be adding it to my ten gallon in replacement of my AC HOB. I am siliconing tonight, so I should be able to report on it later this week!
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