Use of Cannister Filter?

Discussion in 'Chemical Filtration / Low Nutrient Systems - LNS' started by ChrisNell, 3 Feb 2012.

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    I have a 1200lph cannister filter from my Discus days. I currently do not have any mechanical filtration - lots of stuff floating in the water column. Could I:

    1) Use the cannister for mechanical filtration and clean it once a week.
    2) In addition use it as a phosphate reactor

    Total system volume around 700l
     
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    1) yes
    2) yes - just be careful of flow through it and make sure the media cant get out.

    You could also run carbon in it.
     
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    Ok thanks - which media could I use? I have read quite a few threads which mentions that flow through the media should not be too fast or too slow?
     
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    You can use any phosphate media but id recommend using one of the GFO ones over the aluminium based media, it just works a whole lot better. If the flow is too fast the media tends to breakdown, too slow and it clumps. Youll have to run the media in a filter bag or place it between layers of filter matting.
     
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