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red sea nano filter media

Do any of you use some type of bio media in the red sea nano filter? How necessary/unnecessary is it? What about purigen?
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I used a few of the Eheim cocoa puffs loose in the filter along with some poly fill. Granted, it wouldn't exactly be cost effective if you didn't have the cocoa puffs already.
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I used a few of the Eheim cocoa puffs loose in the filter alond with some poly fill. Granted, it wouldn't exactly be cost effective if you didn't have the cocoa puffs already.

yeah id hate to buy a 1L of that for $20 just for a handful, luckily I use a 2028 on my 125g, so I have some extra.
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I filled mine with sponges. Never needed anything more.

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Coarse sponge and a bit of filter floss works well here. I rinse the sponge during water changes and replace the floss as necessary.
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i used an ac sponge...
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I used carbon pond pads and that polyfiber stuff from wal-mart, cut to fit for my small filter, that way I had chemical, mechanical, and biological filtration, although a bag of purigen will do just as well for the chem and mech, with a little filter floss you would have the bio as well...

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I just use the coarse foam pad that came w/ it and filterfloss.

I throw out filter floss during water changes and clean the sponge w/ tank water.

I also added some ceramic material balls + eheim cocoa puffs.
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cocoa puffs + a bag of purigen= done

you never have to buy anything again. rinse the cocoa puffs, recharge the purigen.
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I used a little pantyhose booty they give women when they try on shoes stuffed with Purigen, worked like a charm.


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You could just use purigen by itself?(of course with the filter bag)
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i would use ceramic rings, cocoa puffs, bioballs, one of those and i like to use a ac sponge


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I use purigen + fine filter floss. That's it. Just recharge the purigen when it needs it, and cut out a new floss at each water change.


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I use ammo-carb on the bottom and hold it down with a handful of aquaclear bio-bits (or whatever they are called).

Great combo for reducing the ammonia and nitrite in a small cycling Aquasoil tank.
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