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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
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What do you put in your hob filter

I have an aquaclear 50 filter. All I have in the chamber is the sponge and the ceramic blocks in a mesh bag, is thst all I need?

What do you have/ what do you use/ or changed on your filter
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That's what I use in mine - if I even use the ceramic... (But I run two other filters on that tank . . . )

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i run sponge, purigen, and biomax
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coarse filter mesh for mechanical filtration and marinepure ceramic balls.
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Re: What do you put in your hob filter

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i run sponge, purigen, and biomax
+1 I do this for most of my HOBs. If you got the money, upgrade from biomax to seachem matrix (pumice rocks) or Eheim coco puffs.

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Matrix and the stock filter with carbon removed.
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In two of mine I have nothing but filter floss and plants. The other two I have a mix of coco puffs and some other ceramic media, a pad to keep them in place, and plants.

I just bought some purigen as well for it's polishing capabilities, but I don't have it in any of them yet.
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I'm running an AC50 with the stock sponge and bio media, and an extra AC20 sponge I had lying around just for the heck of it. I have a jar of Matrix, but just haven't gotten around to putting it in there yet...and once my budget recovers from this past weekend's finds (stumbled upon a couple HUGE deals...a Deep Blue 36" dual-bulb T5 light and eheim 2217 for my 40B project) I'll probably hunt down some purigen and extra filter floss to get the water looking a little nicer.

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I run a thick layer of floss sandwiched between two coarse sponges in my ac20.
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Sponge, purigen, floss and bio-balls AC 20

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I have two marine land 200's on my 55 gallon. I use the regular floss filters then I bought two refillable mechanical filters I stuff with marine land carbon and de nitrate.
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What do you put in your hob filter

I use a sponge, biomedia, and java moss on top


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