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I am thinking about adding some extra bio media in my emp400 filters.What do you suggest to add

The biomax media which comes with aqua clear
or ceramic rings,bio balls(Comes for marineland canister filters)
or just a bag of gravel or crushed coral would do?.
 

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Hi slowlips,

In my opinion, the bio-wheels should hold more than enough beneficial bacteria. With that in mind, I do not see the need to add more bio media (i.e. rings or balls); unless you are having trouble keeping you ammonia/nitrite at zero.

I have an Emperor 400 on one of my tanks; I put pillow batting in the the grey "clam shell" cages as extra mechanical filtration.

I do not keep many african cichlds; but if you feel your water is "too" soft then adding some crush coral could be a good idea.

Thanks,
Matt
 

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Not to hijack your post but I had a similar question which is now answered but I've got one for you.do you use the carbon filters or would you forget those in favor of just some foam such as Rena filstar.foam?
 
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