New Eheim filter, what media?
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » New Eheim filter, what media?

New Eheim filter, what media?

This is a discussion on New Eheim filter, what media? within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Hi, I just bought a bunch of new stuff from the lfs, including a new Eheim canister filter. It came full of filter media, ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Black Neon Tetra
Black Neon Tetra
Yoyo Loach
Yoyo Loach
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
New Eheim filter, what media?
Old 09-29-2006, 06:05 PM   #1
 
jsm11482's Avatar
 
New Eheim filter, what media?

Hi, I just bought a bunch of new stuff from the lfs, including a new Eheim canister filter. It came full of filter media, including a black carbon pad. I read that carbon should not be used except in certain cirumstances, can someone clue me in? Thanks!
jsm11482 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2006, 07:13 PM   #2
 
Which Eheim filter do you have?

I have the Pro II 2128, Ecco 2234, and Ecco 2236. You are supposed to put the blue coarse pad on the bottom tray, then ehfisubrate or ehfisubstrate pro over, also on the middle, and part of the top tray. Leave about an 1" or on the top tray and then put the white fine pad on the top.


The blue coarse pad traps large debris, the ehfisubtrate or ehfisubstrate pro allows for beneficial bacteria to grow on, the fine white pad traps the finer particles.

Another thing is nice to use is an inline heater. Hydor makes an inline heater, which connects to the output tubing of filter. Having an inline heater prevents fish from getting accidently getting heater burns and you don't see the equipment in the tank.
crazie.eddie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2006, 07:24 PM   #3
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Carbon is not necessary at the moment. It is used to remove tannins(but bogwoods will still continue leaching tannins for years anyway), meds, stains(often from the meds like Malachite Green) and smell(due to too much ammonia).

You'll find yourself replacing carbon every month or two if you use it unnecessarily.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2006, 09:33 PM   #4
 
jsm11482's Avatar
 
Its an Eheim Classic 2213. I already bought the Eheim Jager heaters. I originally wanted inline but for w/e reason didn't end up getting them. Thanks Blue, I will leave the carbon pad out for now. As for the rest of the media, it came already in the canister so I should be all set. Thanks.
jsm11482 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2006, 05:44 PM   #5
 
Carbon pads remove chemicals from the water- chlorine for example. People use them after they have dosed their tank with medication.
If you use them in a new set up- be wise to remove them after 2 weeks or the chemicals they removed might be released back into the water. I dont use them, i dont use sponges i dont use trays either, chuck all of that away it has poor surface area, you want something like siporax a ceramicpourous media that has a far greater surface area for you to colonise bacteria on, this will increase the effect of your filter for your aquarium.
Andrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
eheim filter media stephanieleah Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 11 04-07-2010 09:18 PM
How much Eheim Substrat bio media to order saulat Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 1 08-09-2009 03:57 PM
Alternative filter media for power filter okiemavis Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 1 04-05-2008 01:57 PM
Which eheim filter to use? scottysgirl Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 2 01-02-2008 09:08 PM
Filter Media Question - Eheim 2229 wet/dry clownloach22 Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 3 10-24-2007 11:22 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:05 PM.