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Old 01-24-2021, 12:54 PM   #1
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Filter media ideas for canister

Ok guys i just bought my first canister filter. Im so excited to set it up. I got this in a week ago and put the media that came with it in with one of my old filters when i switched it out of the tank. I currently have hang on the back filters. Its super loud, sprays dirty water on my walls and i hate it so i got this new one. It came with some large bioballs and ceramic rings and carbon (havent done anything with that yet). What do you guys think i should put in for filtration? Should i stick to what they sent or get other stuff? Its a 50 gallon tank which currently hold my gold fish that are being rehomed. I want to put my angles (2) in there because they need more room to swim and im not sure what else im going to put in there yet. Im also planning on redesigning that tank. Maybe some plants and other stuff. Click image for larger version

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Is this your filter?
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Aiken posted a great video, I've watched the pond guy many times. He's very knowledgeable . Here's some other ideas too: https://aquariumscience.org/index.php/7-filter-media/
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I kinda know richard (pondguru). He lives not too far from me. He helped me out a little when i was first starting.
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Aiken posted a great video, I've watched the pond guy many times. He's very knowledgeable . Here's some other ideas too: https://aquariumscience.org/index.php/7-filter-media/
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Yes. Well almost. Different name and it comes with the uv light. And its the 1000L one as well.
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I kinda know richard (pondguru). He lives not too far from me. He helped me out a little when i was first starting.
Oh cool. He's got great ideas. I've watched several videos, including the one you posted since I run sunsun canisters. Sunsun makes several different ones under different names, Polar Aurora and Marineland are 2 i can remember
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Yes. Well almost. Different name and it comes with the uv light. And its the 1000L one as well.
What name is it under?
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I run 2 of the 1000l ones and 8 of the 1987l models
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Oh cool. He's got great ideas. I've watched several videos, including the one you posted since I run sunsun canisters. Sunsun makes several different ones under different names, Polar Aurora and Marineland are 2 i can remember
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Oh cool. He's got great ideas. I've watched several videos, including the one you posted since I run sunsun canisters. Sunsun makes several different ones under different names, Polar Aurora and Marineland are 2 i can remember
I keep meaning to send him a canister so he can fill it up with media for one of his videos. A largish canister would cost about £40 to fill with biohome, and if you pay return post he does it for free.
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I have the polar aurora one Click image for larger version

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I dont think he has covered that specific filter, but he would set it up the same as the video i posted. The sunsun filters get rebranded in different names and colour schemes differently all over the world.
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I keep meaning to send him a canister so he can fill it up with media for one of his videos. A largish canister would cost about £40 to fill with biohome, and if you pay return post he does it for free.
Oh sweet! That's a deal!
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Yeah, that's made by the company that makes Sunsun. I love mine btw
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Im sure he sells far more filter media through his videos than he gives away making them. Trick would be to find a big canister he hasnt already done a video on to get the most free media.
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I thought sunsun was the manufacturer and they will put a different brand on it if the reseller wants their own-branded products. Maybe thats not correct.
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I thought sunsun was the manufacturer and they will put a different brand on it if the reseller wants their own-branded products. Maybe thats not correct.
I think it's Sensen group company Ltd. No telling what all they make and for who
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Im sure he sells far more filter media through his videos than he gives away making them. Trick would be to find a big canister he hasnt already done a video on to get the most free media.
Haha! Yeah, he has quite the YouTube following
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Biohome is at least partly his product. He was involved in its development and has a financial stake in its sale.
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