Just Purchased a Canister Filter. Have a few Questions.

pinkynicca

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hey everyone, so i just ordered this.



this will be my first canister, does anyboy have any advice for me? tips? tricks?
what media do i put in it? and does the order that it goes in matter?
Can i put a sponge on it like i use with the intake tube on my HOB filter? and where would it go?

Thank you!!!
 

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Welcome to the forum

I really like those filters. It's only going to come with mechanical media, so you'll have to buy whatever you want to put in it. All of my filters have fluval ceramic prefilter media in the bottom (first) tray, mechanical media in the second, then biomax in the rest. To set it up like mine would require two 500 gram boxes of biomax ($10 each on amazon) and a 750 gram box of the prefilters (about the same $). The beauty of a canister is that you can do whatever you want

One thing to be aware of is the quality of the intake and spraybar pieces. They are not the greatest and can break if you are too rough with it. Pieces may come broken, but the sellers are fantastic about replacing the parts, and they give you a lot of pieces so even if a couple break you still have more than you need. It's a minor issue, IMO, and one that is very easily remedied.
 
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thank you for the reply!! is there a way to replace the intake and spray bar? with different pieces? perhaps a different brand or aftermarket pieces?
 

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Of course there is, if you feel it's necessary. I have 4 of these filters and haven't replaced them. You would just need to get something that fits with the diameter tubing. No biggie. The Rena filstar filters have very high quality pieces, but to be honest they don't do any better of a job at doing their job. Beyond the initial setup, it's really a moot point.
 
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