So I am planning to get a new filter for a 75g heavily planted tank. The filter I am looking at is the fluval 406 filter.
This filter seems nice because it has 4 media baskets that are divided. So a total of 8 individual baskets you can use. So I can use alot of different types of media if needed.
What it comes with is the course sponge then a more finer sponge for the first basket. The second basket has the bio max for bacteria growth.
The last 2 baskets have carbon that come with the packaging. But I know not to use that for planted tanks. I was thinking of using some peat granules in the third basket to help soften and lower pH. What should I use for the final basket? Filter floss? I don't know really what that is. Can some explain this to me please?
Also, what media would I need to change out regularly? I know the sponges I would just rinse in tank water but not sure about the peat granules or fliter floss.
What do you guys think?
If you have a canaster filter you swear buy, I would love to hear about it.
Thanks so much