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#1 oktober

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:35 PM

whats the best media these days?



#2 The Dude

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:10 PM

A pre-stocked Ehiem classic.

#3 Lifer374

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 09:09 PM

I drank that kool-aid years ago and agree.
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 10:09 AM

Are you talking about biological or chemical media?  I still use plain old bio-balls in my sump for biological.  I use GFO or chem-pure blue for chemical.



#5 The Dude

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 06:53 PM

Most of us don't use much/any chemical filtration.

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 06:23 AM

Ok, gotcha.....still trying to get saltwater out of my head lol.



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:09 PM

That actually brings up a question.....why isn't chemical media used very often in piranha tanks?  I can understand not needing GFO since most of these tanks are have dim lighting....algae probably isn't an issue.  What about carbon?  I would think that anything that would clean the water would be of some benefit?



#8 Piranha Dan

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 03:15 PM

Best BIO media? Lava rocks that go in your gas grill. Picked up enough to fill up one of my FX5's for less than $10. Got the idea from a guy on Youtube.
If you're doing everything right, and the water you're putting in your tank doesn't require treatment, you shouldn't need chemical media. I run (2) FX5's on a 120 gallon, Both of them run the stock sponges that came with them and Bio (the above mentioned lava rocks in one, seachem matrix in the other). Crystal clear water and healthy fish.

Edited by Piranha Dan, 03 March 2017 - 03:18 PM.

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