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  1. Cheapest place to buy filter media UK?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I need 3 types: Foam Carbon Bio I usually buy the Fluval Edge speicific stuff but just realised I'm being ripped off because I can buy the same stuff much cheaper and cut it to fit in the filter basket. What's the best options for getting the 3 essential filter media for a good price?
  2. Alternative to PinkyFilters?

    Advanced Freshwater Discussion
    Does anyone have a recommended source for bonded filter media rolls? I have placed multiple orders with PinkyFilters.com over the years, generally with acceptable performance for the price. However, my last shipment was severely defective - quickly disintegrating fibers and leaching pink dye...
  3. Top Fin 20 Power Filter Cleaning Procedure

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi, I am fairly new to the amazing hobby of fish keeping. It has been a month and it is time for a water change, and filter clean up. Now I was wondering what to do with the black bio sponge (where the beneficial bacteria are). Do I dispose of it or do I keep it there forever? Thanks Guys...
  4. Hard Water Question

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Okay so I have a question... I normally used filtered water when performing my water changes, but my filter needs to be changed (When i am in filtered mode, its coming out in a tiiiiiny stream.) So like the idiot I am, instead of just running to Walmart to get a new filter, I just decided to...
  5. Purigen

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    So I ordered the Purigen filter bag last week. Got it on Sunday and Installed it on Monday. And let me tell you how pleased I am!!! It has made a world of difference. the water is Crystal Clear and has not even begun to cloud up, the filter seems to be doing a better job with it in there. And my...
  6. Making Filter Cartridges, Have a Media Question

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hello! I'm new and didn't see my question anywhere on the web or this forum. I plan on using quilt batting around a metal frame with some sort of media in between the layers of batting. I'm not sure if I should use just activated carbon (like this) or API Ammo-Carb (this). I think what I'm...
  7. Cleaning filter media question

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Why cant i clean filter sleeve with tap water if i ring the water out after?
  8. Eheim 2315 Filter info Needed!

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hi I have recently acquired an eheim 2315 filter but dont know how to use it. i know how to use the taps and have got it working but dont know what to put into the filter (media , carbon etc.) I have a 60 US gallon tank with 6 ottocinclus, one shrimp, one tetra, one rainbow fish and one pencil...
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