Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: West Chester, PA
Does anyone have any experience with "Renew" media from Seachem?
It claims to have similar properties to activated carbon but will not agressively scrub away the chemicals needed in a planted tank.
For those who are not familar, with the setup I have with Emperor powerfilters, there's a pair of slots where you'd normally slide pre-fab carbon filter media inserts (mesh bag, with carbon in it).. then there are a pair of empty media baskets behind that. The question is, when I rip out the pre-fab things, what do I do to replace them.
I bought some 100micron mesh stuff that's supposed to be good for doing mechanical filtration, and I chopped up a bunch of fluval foam and stuck it in the basket to provide some more mechanical and some surface area for nitrifying bacteria. Keep in mind that this unit has 2 big bio-wheels.
With my 75g tank I have two of these emperor setups, which do 800g/hr...
Could this level of surface agitation/water flow be causing me problems as well?