Hi to everyone on the forum!
I have a question on filter media. I have kept fish for a couple of years but just recently moved into using external filters.
Could someone explain what I should have in my Eheim 2011 and my Fluval 205.
I know that prefilteration media goes at the bottom and biomax goes at the top and special cleaners go in between, but what I wish to know is whether I need to use a filter media like pollywool to take out the small particles, or is this just optional?
My Eheim was given to me and works well running its propeller on a metal skewer, an invention of mine! The Fluval is new but the instructions are not clear to me as to whether I should use pollywool. Is the foam filtration sufficient on its own?
If foam is sufficient, then there isnâ€™t anywhere to put foam in my Eheim. The pollywool seems to clog up after about 3 weeks and seems expensive to keep replacing. Perhaps I am not putting it in in the right quantity or in the right manner.
My setup is:
X3 3 foot freshwater tanks + x1 1 foot hospital freshwater tank
X3 internal fluval
X1 fluval 205
X1 Eheim 2011
Any help would be appreciated.