Aquaclear 50 HOB Filter

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  1. LCornelius

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    Hi all,

    Just came back from the shops with a Aquaclear 50 HOB filter.
    Going to run Seachem Phosguard and Activated carbon in it.

    Questions:
    Is the activated carbon it came with safe to use?
    Is the denitrifing media save to use?
     
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    de nitrifying-NO
    carbon-YES but not really as effective

    also the spong u would wana cut thinner which will alow you more space for other media and also coz it tends to clog up kwicker,but otherwise,awesome buy,works well
     
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    Great thanks DubKorps, much appreciated.
    Will only add the Seachem Phosguard tonight, and go buy some carbon tomorrow.
     
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    bottom sponge(cut in half),purigen,phosguard then carbon right ontop is how i ran mine,as carbon is the most frequently changed media
     
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    Great thanks for the feedback, will do the same!
    +1
     
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    Hi

    you dont want to really fluidise carbon, it just breaks up, passive use is good.
    as for the ceramic rings, they can be used but need to be kept clean :)

    if you going to run the carbon and phos gaurd in the filter, pack them in a old stocking to stop the breakdown from abrasion

    in these filters remember to keep the floss/filter pad clean so that it doesnt add to the strain
     
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    all will be passive in stocking bags ,sort of like original media that comes with filter

    chuck them,definately

    indeed,wen doing water changes i usualy give everything,including the media a good rinse in the water i removed,and what needs replacing i do 1 time

    so these are just some more pointers:thumbup:,if it works for me,it could work for you
     
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    Thanks will do!

    Not going to use them, I have a massive skimmer on the tank and dose bacteria.
    Just want to get my phos down, could actually just run phos. Not to bothered with carbon :)

    Thanks Dallasg, will do.

    Will do!

    Thanks for the advice!
     
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