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How much should the media basket be full? to the top?

(bottom basket dacron, middle basket Matrix, top basket matrix with a 250g Purigen bag? my baskets are full the the top except for the dacron a 3cm layer.)

How long does matrix last? when would you need to replace it if ever?

when people clean there fx5 and turn it back on does it cloud there tank for a bit? is there a way to stop it?

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How much should the media basket be full? to the top?

the baskets need to nestle into each other, so you dont usually fill them right to the top.

(bottom basket dacron, middle basket Matrix, top basket matrix with a 250g Purigen bag? my baskets are full the the top except for the dacron a 3cm layer.)

you are going to get terrible flow thru that filter.

matrix is dense and slows it down quite a bit

but the dacron will at the least, halve your flow rate :(

use coarse sponge instead

How long does matrix last? when would you need to replace it if ever?

until it grinds itself into dust

but yea, like most bio media

you may as well put it in your will

when people clean there fx5 and turn it back on does it cloud there tank for a bit? is there a way to stop it?

rinse the matrix before using for the first time.

clean the filters hoses

or place a filter sock under the output before you turn the fx5 on, that way it will filter out that initial flow. Can be removed after a minute or so

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Fine filter media such as purigen go in bottom basket unlike most other filters. I'd put all your bio balls in the top and all the matrix in the middle

from the instructions

Bottom Basket

This basket receives the purest water

stream, making it the proper place

for dedicated biological media.

Placed here, BioMax, for example,

provides optimal biological power in

a very compact ring. With a multitude

of pores perforating both the surface

and the internal matrix, it is an ideal

substrate for this position. To capture

any small particles remaining in the water before it

reaches this final stage of filtration, consider layering

a Polishing Pad, a fine mechanical filter, on top of

any biological or chemical media placed in the

bottom basket. This will prevent the clogging of the

delicate pores of the media used here, enhancing its

useful life.

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