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For all you Fluval FX6 users......1-2-3 layers....how and with what do you pack your layers!!??
 

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I don't use Fluval, but three layers:
1-coarse foam and medium foam
2-bio-media (everything from crushed coral to plastic scrubbies to sintered glass balls). BTW I notice no better performance from the more expensive media
3-fine filter pads
 

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Coarse pads around the sides. In the top tray I put a medium pad (in red tray), under that is a fine pad or filter floss. 2nd tray is full of biological media (I pulled the red basket out for the 2nd tray). 3rd tray I put a mesh bag filled with crushed coral on the very bottom and then filled the rest of the tray with more bio media.
 

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I'm still tinkering with setups and open to changes but as of now I'm running the original pads around the sides and then, from top town, Black fluval sponge, poly-fill, blue fine sponge, 2nd tray is full of biohome ultimate media, bottom tray, lava rock, Purigen, Polishing pad.
 

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One other question regarding Purigen......How often do you "recharge" it and any suggestions or recommendations??
 

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I use the stock coarse pads around the baskets. I use Seacham Matrix (3.5lbs) as follows: bottom tray filled to the max with 2 100ml bags of purigen and a medium filter pad on the bottom of the tray, middle tray filled with Matrix and no filter pad, top tray I use both a bag of Matrix and crushed coral with a medium and fine filter pad on the top.

I am considering replacing the Matrix with crushed coral in either the 1st or 2nd basket. Thoughts?

When the purigen is exhausted, I replace them. I no longer do the recharging at the moment. I recently purchased the 250 ml bottle of purigen, which is cheaper than the 2 pre packaged product.

Here's a link to the fine filter pads I use, which I think is great bargain. The course and medium pads can be rinsed and reused

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041 ... UTF8&psc=1
 
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