Pad And Floss Which Order?

  1. Photobelle

    Photobelle Valued Member Member

    I have filter pads and floss. I plan to make my own media for my aqueon quietflow. Which is better for the water to pass through first? I plan to use both these and then a bag of biomedia all put in the blue aqueon bioholster. I have a foam pad, carbon and biomax in the account filter so I plan to leave that unless someone thinks adding filter pad or floss to that will also be beneficial.
     
  2. AquaticJ

    AquaticJ Well Known Member Member

    Foam, then biomax, then carbon.
     
  3. DuaneV

    DuaneV Well Known Member Member

    I only use foam, ceramic rings and lava rock in my filters. Unless youre trying to clean something out of the water, floss and carbon arent necessary.
     
  4. AquaticJ

    AquaticJ Well Known Member Member

    Floss (polyester) is 1000X better than foam or sponges. Though, I don’t usually use carbon unless after medicating. Instead I use Purigen, my water is crystal clear.
     
  5. Fashooga

    Fashooga Fishlore VIP Member

    It depends on where the water comes from first. So for a HOB it comes from the bottom up. So I do floss, sponge and bio media in that order.

    In my G3 canister I use poly fil first before it flows into the media portion.