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Old 07-31-2020, 05:18 PM   #1
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Filter media to avoid with cycling?

Setting up a 36G FOWLR. Planning using Dr Tim ammonia and one and only. Also using a Fluval 307 canister filter.

Are there types of media that I should leave out during the cycle process. Planning on leaving the Bio filters in, taking the chemical filters out and maybe leaving the mechanical media in as well.

Any advice is appreciated.

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Old 07-31-2020, 05:35 PM   #2
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I would set up the filter as you plan on using it once you have fish.

Chemical media is only of use if you have a particular reason. Unless you need it (for example removing tannins from driftwood) i would leave it out both during cycling and when you have fish.
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