Media preferences for canisters?

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Hey everyone, I have a Fluval 406 and was wondering what other members with canisters have in their setups as preferred media or is there a specific order things should go in? Or more so is it just a preferred order? Yes I have read the directions with it before but I'm just looking for opinions. Any media you found work better than others? Anybody use lava rock? Always wondered how it compares to other stuff like the ceramics. Any thoughts would be appreciated! I'm sure Mo will appreciate it too :lol:
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AfghanVet replied the topic: Re:Media preferences for canisters?

I just add chemi-pure elite on the top canister, it works really good. Keeps my water clear and gives it a light blue color. It's cheaper ordering it on amazon.


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OFL replied the topic: Re:Media preferences for canisters?

Haven't used canister filters for several years, however when I did I really liked the two types of media that resemble dog biscuits and macaroni into different trays, no really preference to an order though because I don't think it makes an awful lot of difference. At the end of the day, your water is going to have all the toxins removed if you have enough biological media present.

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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:Media preferences for canisters?

My canisters hold primarily Fluval Biomax, I also have a kilo or two of Seachem Matrix somewhere in the herd. Both quality bio media.


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GrumpyMo replied the topic: Re:Media preferences for canisters?

Thanks everyone, I currently have the stuff that looks like dog biscuits in there, peat for color and softness, and polishing pads to trap small debris.

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