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How to pack a 3 tier external filter..

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carbon is a waste of time i reckon get some purigen if your keen for some chemical filtration , filter wool will most like clog pretty fast i just use sponge , Aquaclay is a good quality media thats well priced , or just pack it full off ceramic rings cheap but very effective

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i would always put ceramic noodels(mech) in the bottom tray as it wont clog up as fast. middle tray bioballs or substrat pro with a thin layer of sponge on top. top tray would have substrat pro + sponge on top in case you used bioballs in the middle tray or just sponge. i personally dont belive in carbon.

try to get finer in your filter material towards the top. keep your sponges in there.

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I've done as recommended to me by other members here, put no filter pads in the filter and stick a chunk of sponge over the intake pipe of the filter, minimal mess in the filter=win, remove the sponge while leavin the filter going about once a week and give it a squeeze out. Put sponge back in intake, all done

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