need help with a cichlid tank canister filter

  1. chuck2010

    chuck2010 New Member Member

  2. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

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  3. ryanr

    ryanr Fishlore Legend Member

  4. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Welcome to the forum

    Sponge and biomax is good. I usually have to buy more biomax to fill up a filter. If you want to use carbon, you can put that in the top tray. Or if you want to use a polishing pad or any other super fine media, throw that on top as well.
     
  5. Disc61

    Disc61 Well Known Member Member

    Hi Chuck, Welcome to Fishlore. I agree with Jaysee on this one.
     
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    chuck2010

    chuck2010 New Member Member

    how should i layer it biomax/prefilter on the top and polishing pad in the middle or pad in middle and pre/biomax on top ?or stick with what im doing now biomax foam bottom and nothing but prefilter and bimax in the top 2 trays ?
     
  7. ryanr

    ryanr Fishlore Legend Member

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    chuck2010

    chuck2010 New Member Member

    thanx for the help i did polishing pad biomax for both trays we will c
     
  9. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Only put the polishing pad on top of the last tray. The finest media should be the last the water passes through, or it will quickly get clogged.
     
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    chuck2010

    chuck2010 New Member Member

    canister question

    anyone have know of any good cheaper canister filters for a 65 gallon cichlid tank?
     
  11. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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    chuck2010

    chuck2010 New Member Member

    than you very much that is perfect