This tank is currently for a couple large aquatic painted turtles, but will be my next planted community tank.
coarse and medium pads, which obviously dont float.
ceramic rings (few eheim rings used as seed from established filter) and boichem stars and a little EHFISUBSTRAT. these float everywhere.
fine polishing pads and carbon pad.
When i take the main lid off and start pulling out baskets, the baskets and their lids float apart, the media in the center basket floats everywhere, etc. Same thing with putting it back together with some water in it. Your never know if the baskets and their lids are lined up creating a seal. With my eccos, the baskets not only have screw on lids, but each basket screws to the next basket, creating one solid column of baskets that can be handled. Maybe I'm doing something wrong (always possible)...