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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-31-2018, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Tips for Filter - 10gal Cube

Hey all! This is my first post here, so please bare with me as I figure things out!

I scored a second-hand IM Fusion 10 tank with a Finnex Planted+ light from Facebook Marketplace and have moved my fish and plants over from their old tank. I am mostly loving it so far, as this is the first time I've really done my research, put forth the initial effort, and invested in the right tools! My parameters have also remained stable from the move, which I'm glad for.

This tank has an integrated filter with two chambers I can use for media. My question to you guys is: filter sock or filter floss for the first chamber? I currently have foam blocks and my biological media in the second, larger chamber.

I'm leaning towards floss, but my CPDs have managed to get sucked into the filter already. I'm worried they'd still be sucked through the floss? Or would it be dense enough to keep them in the first chamber should it happen again?

This is my first tank with a legit filter, so I'm excited to join the next level of fish keeping!

Thanks for any advice!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-02-2018, 07:43 AM
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I use a filter basket with filter floss, purigen, and biomedia...

To prevent small fish from entering the chamber, I currently have screen mesh and a clip, however I just order a IM fish guard (hopefully itíll work). The flow into the chamber is less though with the mesh...
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Welcome both to TPT.

Why not use ceramic noodles in the first chamber for mechanical filtration? They would not diminish the flow as much as floss.
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I've never heard of the ceramic rings called noodles, so that threw me for a loop lol. I have those in the second chamber currently as biological media. I hadn't considered using them as mechanical filtration as well. I think my issue has been resolved for now, thanks to the floss. The flow was actually a little strong for my fish, so all is well
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Tank looks nice
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Thank you!!
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