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Old 01/02/2018, 07:05 PM   #1
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Filter media


I'm running a fluval evo 12 and I've order a media basket for chamber one and chamber two. They both have three compartments for media. What would your choice be for each compartment?

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Old 01/02/2018, 08:18 PM   #2
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How big are the baskets/dimensions? Can you half & half ammonia/phosphate remover in 1 basket Carbon or zeo mix/de nitrate in basket 2 bio balls in basket 3 just a guess

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Old 01/02/2018, 11:43 PM   #3
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IMO replace the bioballs with Matrix

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Old 01/03/2018, 04:21 AM   #4
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I would put some ROX 0.8 carbon, maybe some purigen or chemipure, filter floss, and some pond matrix from red sea. Nothing else is needed, heck for that matter none of it is needed. Just some quality live rock, and flow is all you need for proper filtration in a reef tank.

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Old 01/03/2018, 11:03 AM   #5
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I use filter floss, chemipure blue, and seachem matrix plus a chaeto reactor (which is overlooked as a great mechanical filter as well).

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Old 01/03/2018, 11:28 AM   #6
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What do chemipure and purigen do?

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Old 01/03/2018, 11:28 AM   #7
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I would probably keep the compartments empty and only run chemical filtration such as GAC or GFO if need be. When you really stir things up during a water change though maybe add some filter floss or sponge for a few hours to polish the water for you. Once the water is clear go ahead and remove the media until the next time.

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