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Media Layering in AquaClear HOBs
I know that the foam block piece should always be the first layer of media in something like an AquaClear to catch all the larger debris, but I've been running the foam, a folded layer of floss and then the Bio Max bags in my AC110 since I started my fancy goldfish
tank back up over a month ago, and it seems whenever I remove the pieces to rinse off in removed tank water, the floss is exceptionally dirty...to the point it doesn't really rinse that clean.
A Seachem rep told me that, should I run Purigen in the filter (which I plan on doing soon based on success I've had with the product in the past), I should place the two 100ml bags on top of the Bio Max rings and then place the layer of floss on top of THAT...so that the polishing material is the last thing the water goes through and the bio rings are hit with a direct line of "raw water" (as he called it) from the foam beneath it...
Is there any logic to this, and does it matter if the polishing material is the very last layer of media? Can the Purigen or floss be kept BENEATH the bio rings?
MARINELAND 60 GALLON HEARTLAND ENSEMBLE
DUAL DELUXE FLUORESCENT HOODS (24"X2) - 48" X 13" BLACK HEARTLAND STAND 40009
AQUEON QUIETFLOW LED PRO 75 400GPH (X1) - HAGEN AQUACLEAR A620-110 500GPH (X1)
TOP FIN AIR-4000 (X1) - RENA AIR 400 (x1) - IMAGITARIUM BUBBLE BARS (18"X2)
FANCY GOLDFISH (X2): COMMON ORANGE FANTAIL CALICO FANTAIL
Last edited by ClinicaTerra; 08-05-2020 at 04:30 PM.