Media for SunSun HW-303B

  1. csutter1

    csutter1 Valued Member Member

    The title pretty much says it all. What are your recommendations for media to use in this canister filter.
    I'm planning on having a 72G bow front with African Cichlids.


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  2. cichlidman

    cichlidman Well Known Member Member

  3. K

    Kareen Valued Member Member

  4. Adam55

    Adam55 Well Known Member Member

    Specific brand names or general configuration?
     
  5. OP
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    csutter1

    csutter1 Valued Member Member

    Specific brand names. I'm comfortable with the order and configuration. Thanks!


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  6. K

    Kareen Valued Member Member

  7. Adam55

    Adam55 Well Known Member Member

    I'm a big fan of MarinePure, but it's a bit costly. Eheim Substrat Pro and Fluval BioMax are both really good.
     
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    csutter1

    csutter1 Valued Member Member

    I like both the Eheim Substrat Pro and Fluval BioMax. Can I use both in my canister, just one type per tray? Or is it best to stick with one type of bio-media?
     
  9. M

    Mamajin Fishlore VIP Member

    Please, do not waste you cash on name brand bio media. You can pick up a large bag of red lava rock at any garden center (Home Depot, Lowe's etc.) for under 5 dollars. This is what I use in mine and it works no different than brand names. There's even a site online that sells the Sun Sun/AquaTops with lava rock as the bio-media. ;)
     
  10. Marie1

    Marie1 Well Known Member Member

    It doesn't matter. Seachem Matrix is your best bang for your buck in my opinion.

    If you use something like lava rock, not a bad idea, I would make sure you have plenty of pads on the top and the bottom of the tray and put the rock in the middle. That should help reduce the amount of gunk that will get into the rocks.