I have two of these filters [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Aqua-tech-Power-Filter-Gallon-Aquariums/dp/B002CG3L9M/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t]Amazon.com: Aqua-tech Power Filter for 5-15 Gallon Aquariums: Pet Supplies[/ame]
One on a 5.5 gallon and one on a 10 gallon. I have always just used the sponge and cartridges you buy for them but recently I have read that a lot of people use Seachem Media and Purigen in your filters instead.
I have never used them. How should I use them? How much would I need for the 5 and 10 gallon tanks. How exactly does it work? What makes it better? Instead of those expensive bags can I just use panty hose? Actually basically I just need Intro to Seachem Media 101. I have never used it at all. Also how would I go about changing to this type of media in an already cycled/established tank?
These would be the two I buy:
[ame=http://www.amazon.com/Seachem-166-Purigen-250ml/dp/B000255PJE/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=27OKP5J8C2 51H&coliid=I161NZA2PTFC7Y]Amazon.com: Seachem Purigen 250ml: Pet Supplies[/ame]
[ame=http://www.amazon.com/Seachem-Matrix-Bio-Media-Liter/dp/B0002A5VIO/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=27OKP5J8C2 51H&coliid=I1A4MJ25BX6RZQ]Amazon.com: Seachem Matrix Bio Media 1 Liter: Pet Supplies[/ame]
Thank you all for any help!