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I was wrong, she has an xp4 so it's 950 GPH on a 75 gallon....
Ok i have the canister up and running, it has a good flow. I am not using the spray bar at the moment but i might mess with it tomorrow. I had one more question though, should I wait to use the UV light?
Ok so I lied I have another question. What bio media should I use? I read bio balls are not the best for canister filters, but I would rather get your opinions. I am currently using sponge filter, then bio balls, then ceramic rings, then charcoal and purigen. Posted via Mobile Device
Sounds like a fine setup. We all have our preferences - there's no right way. Weeeeeell, there is a right way - coarsest to finest. You don't want to put the finest media first or else it will quickly clog with the large particles.
My canisters are set up as such - fluval ceramic prefilters on the bottom, to catch large particles , sponges/pads in the next basket, and the rest of the baskets are filled with biomax. Simple, basic and effective.