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Upgrading to a canister filter
Old 09-05-2013, 05:11 PM   #11
 
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I have them all filled. Do they need to be filled? Most likely not.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:44 PM   #12
 
got mine filled all the way too. instead of the carbon i got an extra layer of filter floss.
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:53 PM   #13
 
I got the whole set up for free and was just gonna run what was in it but I think I need to fill it with more bio balls or something. What do you guys use or recommend. I finally found a good lfs in my area so I can get whatever I need to


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Old 09-05-2013, 06:57 PM   #14
 
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I'm not a fan of bioballs. I like biomax. But, I don't think it particularly matters much - volume of media is generally not an issue with canister filters.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:45 PM   #15
 
There is quite a bit of the bio max in there too , probably like 50 cylinders or so maybe more.


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Old 09-05-2013, 10:59 PM   #16
 
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As long as your water tests show 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites, you've got plenty of media from a bioload perspective. If you have particulates in the water and water clarity is a problem, then you can add finer media to collect that. If water clarity is good, then you don't need to worry about that.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:25 PM   #17
 
Ya everything is great just have an algae out break since I put the canister but don't know how it could be connected lol


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