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Old 09-16-2020, 01:54 PM   #1
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Filtration. New to canisters

Always had internal filters previously so new to this malarky.

Bought my external canister and it comes with three trays, came with media, two bags of ceramic and one of plastic balls.

Have since got carbon to replace the second ceramic but my question is should the media fill the trays or just be there to flow through and filling it would result in clogging?

EDIT: all trays also have a foam filter.
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What canister filter do you have? PondGuru on YouTube has loads of videos on how he has set up lots and lots of filters. Maybe he did a video on your particular filter.

Personally i fill up the baskets.
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What canister filter do you have? PondGuru on YouTube has loads of videos on how he has set up lots and lots of filters. Maybe he did a video on your particular filter.

Personally i fill up the baskets.
Pond Guru is very informative. I fill mine up as well
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You can use 10/20 ppi foam or just simple plastic pot scrubbies in the canister. Won't have to clean for like 6 months and will hardly clog. More good info here on media.

http://aquariumscience.org/index.php/7-filter-media/
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You can use 10/20 ppi foam or just simple plastic pot scrubbies in the canister. Won't have to clean for like 6 months and will hardly clog. More good info here on media.

http://aquariumscience.org/index.php/7-filter-media/
Nice link

Just ordered a bunch of plastic scourers off ebay
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