Whats best to use in a canister fiter?

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  1. Keanan

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    Whats best to use in a canister filter?

    I just cleaned my canister filter that I used on my FW tank and want to hook it up to my tank(SW). What would be best to use in it?

    At the moment was thinking of putting in carbon and some filter floss and the filter pad that came with it? What else should I put it?

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    coral chip, some phosguard and that noodle stuff
     
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    filling up you rubbish bin :tt2:
     
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    Siporex.
     
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    :lol: you mean ceramic rings, have of those but took it out of the tank, was thinking of putting it in. Will get some phosguard as well. @Starz, Nur how often do you clean your canisters?

    :lol::lol:
     
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    Is that not the same as ceramic rings?
     
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    just stuff it with carbon and purigen, make sure you use a prefilter on the intake, this insures that you dont get alot of detritus build up inside the filter.
     
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    work on about a 5 week cycle. i have two so every 5 weeks i do one. but so far i have only did it like 4 times since dec.
     
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    Wount it work if you take out everything and just put in some live rock
     
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    Think I will go that way. Anyone got some Nitrate reactor for dummy links? Whats the easiest/simplest way to set up? Is bio balls all I need?
     
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    At the moment I got some carbon, ceramic rings and some floss with a filter pad in it.
     
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    Yup bio balls or ceramic rings.

    I will try and find a "clip" of one of mine that is made out of an old Eheim filter.
     
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    Thanks NJ
    Got some more ceramic rings somewhere. Can I use the ceramic rings that was used in FW, if i rinse it out enough? Or will it be a problem in the tank?
     
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    Just rinse them off, they should be fine as they are only going to hold bacteria.
     
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    Thanks again NJ, looking forward to the vid.:)
     
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    Out of interest how often would you clean your canister filter a month?
     
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    I looked for the vid last night and could not find it. Must have deleted it off the card before went away. I will do another one to day.

    i have not opened the nitrate filter in about 3 years. The nitrite filter gets a service once a month when carbon, rowaphos and filter mat gets replaced.
     
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    Ok cool no prob will wait.
    Thanks NJ
     
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    what about using sand in a nitrate filter surely the surface area would be a lot more than bio balls and cheaper
     
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