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eheim pro3e media?

I'm prepairing to purchase an eheim pro 3e 2078. I understand it is good for planted aquariums and has some other nice features. It says it needs 6 liters of ehfisubstrat pro and 2 liters of ehimech. First is the ehfimech necessary? Also is 6 liters of the ehfisubstrate. I was planning to put chemi pure. And some peat to soften my water (im building a south American tank). If they are absolutely nessary any suggestions on how to implement the peat and chemi pure.
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It comes with all the media it needs. Use or it don't, your choice. I can understand using the peat, but why chemi pure?
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You can also use a combination of driftwood, peat moss, oak/almond leaves, or coconut shells to soften your water.

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It is recommended by azgardens to help keep water clean. Also every site I've looked at the media is not included. Do you know where I can get it w/media
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Mine came w/ media from Big Als. I would not run chemi-pure. It's not needed. Water changes and plants are very good at keeping water "clean."
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Where do I put the leaves/shells
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I would put any pH reducing media in the second tray of the unit. The top tray is a pre-filter. Don't put it there. The second tray is the last one that sees water before heading into the tank.
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It is recommended by azgardens to help keep water clean. Also every site I've looked at the media is not included. Do you know where I can get it w/media

Correct on the 2078 does not come with the bio media. You can either get them on ebay, bigals, dfs, or amazon.

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I have a 2076 and 2075. In my opinion the E features aren't worth the additional pricing, but I can understand someone wanting them. For the price of a 2078 you can pick up a 2080. It holds a lot more media than the 2078. Of course then you have to buy a lot more media .
http://www.bigalspets.com/fish/pro-3...er-filter.html

I use Matrix in mine, quite a bit less expensive than Eheim media, along with a coarse blue pad and some Big Al's floss for the fine pad.
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