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FX6 Filter Media and Direction

Postby mdaniel1984 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:10 pm

Hey everyone I'm coming up on a month with my tank which is using the stock materials that came with the FX6.

I'm seeing people use different items for different levels inside if it.

Can someone recommend what should go in each level?

I have 15 assorted Malawis
120gal
I feel with the additional 6 I just added the filter needs a little more boost to keep up with everything.

Thanks!!
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Re: FX6 Filter Media and Direction

Postby shiftyfox » Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:42 am

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Re: FX6 Filter Media and Direction

Postby mdaniel1984 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:22 am

shiftyfox wrote:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yrOqfXG2nL0


Perfect thank you for the, video!
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Re: FX6 Filter Media and Direction

Postby mdaniel1984 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:37 pm

shiftyfox wrote:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yrOqfXG2nL0


So I guess my question is the video he puts bio media in every tray...

Am I missing carbon somewhere or don't you need it?
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Re: FX6 Filter Media and Direction

Postby Deeda » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:53 pm

You don't HAVE to use carbon in your filter. Some people use it to help maintain clear water, others use it only for removing medications from the aquarium after an illness or disease.

If you decide to use chemical media or carbon, put it in the correct tray according to the filter directions.
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Re: FX6 Filter Media and Direction

Postby mdaniel1984 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:21 pm

Deeda wrote:You don't HAVE to use carbon in your filter. Some people use it to help maintain clear water, others use it only for removing medications from the aquarium after an illness or disease.

If you decide to use chemical media or carbon, put it in the correct tray according to the filter directions.


Interesting thanks!
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Re: FX6 Filter Media and Direction

Postby SoccerMbunaAndShak » Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:32 pm

Deeda wrote:You don't HAVE to use carbon in your filter. Some people use it to help maintain clear water, others use it only for removing medications from the aquarium after an illness or disease.

If you decide to use chemical media or carbon, put it in the correct tray according to the filter directions.



I agree. Usually chemical filtration is last as it can get easily clogged.
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