Question More Important Filter Inserts?

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friend has a aquaclear 70 as is looking to replace her media which is currently foam sponge, carbon, biomax. my question is does it have to be those 3? I know tthe sponge is important , but is there a better combo to put in to the filtter?

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The foam sponge blocks in my Aquaclears work great.

I would suggest keeping those.

The bag of carbon is optional to replace, but as David suggested, some PolyFil or pads of filter floss is a good replacement in the middle section of the media basket.

The bio-max should not be discarded, even though Fluval's marketing suggests otherwise.

They do include a huge media bag, but only enough bio-max to barely fill it less than half way.

For $6-$8, she can buy a 500g box of bulk Bio-Max....


Pic shows the box of bio-max next to a media bag that Petsmart sells for $0.89.

The link Mr. David mentioned is now apparently a sticky toward the top of the threads! You can find it there.
 
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Islandvic said:
The foam sponge blocks in my Aquaclears work great.

I would suggest keeping those.

The bag of carbon is optional to replace, but as David suggested, some PolyFil or pads of filter floss is a good replacement in the middle section of the media basket.

The bio-max should not be discarded, even though Fluval's marketing suggests otherwise.

They do include a huge media bag, but only enough bio-max to barely fill it less than half way.

For $6-$8, she can buy a 500g box of bulk Bio-Max....


Pic shows the box of bio-max next to a media bag that Petsmart sells for $0.89.

The link Mr. David mentioned is now apparently a sticky toward the top of the threads! You can find it there.
thank you, I will pass on the info, personally I wish I had the same filters she does, I have theaqueon quiet 50s, and those things are not very customizable imo. or at least that I'm aware of.

thanks again
 

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