Fluval 206

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Okay so I ordered a canister fluval 206 from Nart on here used received and is in excellent condition but my question is I want to use it on my new saltwater system what's the best media for that? I'm brand new to canisters I know.nothing and I mean NOTHING about them I thought it was a great deal and jumped on it...So any help would be appreciated thanks in advance
 

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Nart is a GREAT guy and a good friend of mines! Darn I didn't know he was selling a filter! If you have any questions try and ask him, I think he would be more than glad to help you out!
 

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I don't use a "mechanical filter" on my saltwater reef tank. I use plenty of water flow along with the protein skimmer and live rock for water filtration. If you do use a canister filter, make sure you stay on top of maintenance because they can become nitrate factories = algae blooms. Instead of canister filters, peeps use media reactors for running phosphate removers, activated carbon, biopellets, etc.
 

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My recommendation is to run it with rock rubble or Matrix bio-media, carbon, and chemi-pure blue.
As long as you don't run sponges or filter floss inside it you should be fine.
You can also run a pre-filter at the intake and just clean that every week when you maintenance it.
 

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