Filter Media and Set Up

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I have 2 albino tiger Oscars about 6" or so and a chocolate leopard pleco about 8" in a 55 gallon tank. Don't worry, within the next month i'll be buying either a 100 or 125 gallon. I just purchased a Fluval FX4 and was wondering about set up and media. What type of media should i use and which baskets should each be in? Thanks in advance!
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DRACO replied the topic: Filter Media and Set Up

sorry too about FX series of filter.
never had one at all... but nonetheless,...
always consider that more biological media is better than those
useless charcoal/carbon media...

i hope someone who is familiar with FX filter will chime in!
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Filter Media and Set Up

I run a herd of FX filters. I love them, all perform very well. I let the wrap around sponges handle mechanical filtration, and have all baskets as full as possible with bio media. I use Fluval Biomax for the most part, but have some Seachem Matrix in the mix somewhere.


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Kurt Loder replied the topic: Filter Media and Set Up

I got a great deal on a 125 gallon complete set up. Have 2 oscars size of my hand, 8" pleco, and 2" red tail. Running a fx4 for mechanical and some fluval bio and 900 gph sump with ton of seachem biomatrix. Switched fish today and I'm super pleased.

Thanks for all the advice!
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