Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Edmonton, Canada
I don't use that particular filter, but something very similar. Here is what I have done:
Take out the filter media - I didn't want to be cleaning it all the time so I just got rid of it. You need to get your air hose into the filter body somehow. I just cut a hole in the bottom of the filter casing just large enough for the hose. Any larger and snails will get in! Once I had the air hose in the casing I also added an air stone. Try to make sure the filter is as level as possible so that the bubbles don't build up on the inside before getting to the impellor. That is about it. It works well for me, always lots of micro bubbles in the tank.