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Old 08-25-2013, 03:34 PM   #46
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Rather than messing about with small bits of them I wound up fitting 6 in the chamber then just filled in the gaps with some spare ehfisubstrate pro.



Less bypass overall and still exorbitant surface area for a 7 gallon tank I'd think. I just fit a 100ml Purigen on top of that as a final stage and the first (lower) chamber has some ceramic rings topped with the stock sponge for mechanical.

Yeah, that should definitely do it for a 7 gallon tank lol.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:24 PM   #47
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I like overkill in bio media.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:19 PM   #48
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Wow, you definitely have filtration covered on that little tank LOL
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:28 PM   #49
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The Stuff performs as advertised. I have it all my filters, but it is ideal, and works best in a wet/dry situation... Also you HAVE TO HAVE serious mechanical pre-filter.

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You have to remember that your bacteria won't outgrow the need for it. No matter how much surface area you have. If you have more surface area than needed, your bacteria will spread thin across the whole of the surface area. If your bacteria is too thin it is more susceptible to a total die off from exposure to certain chemicals like potassium permanganate etc, as well as exposure to low oxygen from turning pump off for whatever reason and ph swings.
Another thing with this stuff is it needs an extreme pre-filter. Also it seems to perform best in a wet /dry system.
I have this stuff in all my filters. Four fluval fx5s, two fluval fx6s and two cubic feet of it in a shower filter for my pond. The stuff is amazing, but needs to be handled and used properly.

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Old 08-25-2013, 11:43 PM   #51
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Wow, you definitely have filtration covered on that little tank LOL
Yeah, what the heck. That Finnex 360 is pretty cool. I'm sure it would have been more than sufficient stock but wanted to give this stuff a whirl and my Eheims/larger tanks aren't running yet.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:48 PM   #52
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The Stuff performs as advertised. I have it all my filters, but it is ideal, and works best in a wet/dry situation... Also you HAVE TO HAVE serious mechanical pre-filter.

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Another thing with this stuff is it needs an extreme pre-filter.
What would you consider adequate as a pre-filter? Right now I have the stock sponge from the Finnex running before it but I have this I could add a piece of after the sponge if you think it would be worthwhile.

Amazon.com: Marineland PA0100 Filter Pad, 312-Square-Inch, Bonded: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Marineland PA0100 Filter Pad, 312-Square-Inch, Bonded: Pet Supplies
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I ordered this from Clay:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=156274
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What would you consider adequate as a pre-filter? Right now I have the stock sponge from the Finnex running before it but I have this I could add a piece of after the sponge if you think it would be worthwhile.

Amazon.com: Marineland PA0100 Filter Pad, 312-Square-Inch, Bonded: Pet Supplies

You could really go either way in the filter you're using. It's a piece of cake to clean MarinePure when it gets gunked up. Easier than cleaning the filter pad lol. The only time you really need to make sure that you have a serious mechanical prefilter is when it's a PITA to rinse the MarinePure.
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You could really go either way in the filter you're using. It's a piece of cake to clean MarinePure when it gets gunked up. Easier than cleaning the filter pad lol. The only time you really need to make sure that you have a serious mechanical prefilter is when it's a PITA to rinse the MarinePure.
Got it, thanks Clay. I'll see what it looks like next time I open the canister. I really hate having floss and the like in canisters as that increases maintenance and the water's crystal clear as it is with just the sponge/Purigen. I would have expected it to be even less demanding of a very fine prefilter than ehfisubstrate, bio-chem beads (remember those?) and the like, actually, due to the open pore structure.
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All MarinePure stuff is back in stock. I've also got a new MP product you can't find anywhere else right now. Details on that coming later today
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:01 PM   #57
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Another great idea, first time seein this. Wish I saw it before I got the refillable filters for my HOB marineland 350.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:11 PM   #58
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Clay, you should post this video in the main post of this thread.

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