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post #1 of 6 Old 02-06-2012, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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What to put in the wet/dry Filter

Hey guys,
Its been a while since I have been on this site but I have a question I cant find the answer too. I have a 35 gallon wet/dry trickle filter made by aquamiracle and I dont know what I will need as far as filter media goes. I have some floss directly below the inlet that the water goes thru prior to the bio balls but thats it. What else would you recommend?

My set up is a tropical tank with tetras and gourami's. 75gallon no plants. Thanks for your help and hope you can help!
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Hey guys,
Its been a while since I have been on this site but I have a question I cant find the answer too. I have a 35 gallon wet/dry trickle filter made by aquamiracle and I dont know what I will need as far as filter media goes. I have some floss directly below the inlet that the water goes thru prior to the bio balls but thats it. What else would you recommend?

My set up is a tropical tank with tetras and gourami's. 75gallon no plants. Thanks for your help and hope you can help!
that's pretty much it. Unless you want to use activated carbon, but I haven't used that in a while.
I'd put plants in the aquarium though, a more natural look


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that's pretty much it. Unless you want to use activated carbon, but I haven't used that in a while.
I'd put plants in the aquarium though, a more natural look
Do you have any other type of mechanical filtration in your tank? I am thinking I need some sort of hob filter as well or am I out to lunch? Thanks!
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Do you have any other type of mechanical filtration in your tank? I am thinking I need some sort of hob filter as well or am I out to lunch? Thanks!

In my 90 gallon I had 1 canister filter
before the canister I used a aquaclear 110, but that was not even needed. My plants did most of my filtering for me, plus plants are awesome to look at while fish interact with it -- very calming.

The tank in my profile is my new 5 gallon, my 90 is retired.


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Fauna:
1x Honey Gourami
2x Otocinclus Affinis
6x Flame Tetra
6x Ember Tetra
2x Apple Snail (Hitched on Rotala)

Flora:
Dwarf Sagittaria
Ludwigia Repens X L. Arcuata
Staurogyne Repen
Cryptocoryne lutea
Cryptocoryne Wendti
Cryptocoryne spiralis
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubias minima
Water Primrose
Pogostemon Yatabeanus
Limnophila sp. 'mini'
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-07-2012, 09:07 AM
It sounds like your setup is fine. As long as you have foam pad and/or filter floss on the drip plate above the bio-balls or other bio-media to catch particulates (and routinely service), it should be fine.
You want to keep solid waste out of the bio-media.

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