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So I’m planning on getting an FX6 for my discus tank, and was wondering what is the best setup for it in terms of filter media? Could someone let me know what I should have in each tray specifically for discus? Thanks. I’m not sure whether to get chemical or not.

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On 4/14/2024 at 9:37 AM, Cjbear087 said:

So I’m planning on getting an FX6 for my discus tank,

So your original plan was an aquarium with a built in internal filter, change in plans?

Here is a link to Aquarium Science, nylon scrub pads are highly rated for bio-media. Seachem's Matrix is quite popular for canister filters but this web site has it rated low. In a brain dead moment, I fell prey to Seachem's marketing hype and was going to use Matix in my sump filter, I switched to K1 media. 

Personally I separate mechanical and bio filtering. My logic, I do not want to worry about killing off the bacteria in the mechanical filter media. I use filter socks and 100 micron felt pads which are cleaned in a washing machine. So if I own a canister filter, I want the ability to clean the foam pads with hot water if needed and would use care in handling the bio-media. 

I would use nylon scrub pads.

 

 

 

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On 4/14/2024 at 3:22 PM, madmark285 said:

So your original plan was an aquarium with a built in internal filter, change in plans?

Here is a link to Aquarium Science, nylon scrub pads are highly rated for bio-media. Seachem's Matrix is quite popular for canister filters but this web site has it rated low. In a brain dead moment, I fell prey to Seachem's marketing hype and was going to use Matix in my sump filter, I switched to K1 media. 

Personally I separate mechanical and bio filtering. My logic, I do not want to worry about killing off the bacteria in the mechanical filter media. I use filter socks and 100 micron felt pads which are cleaned in a washing machine. So if I own a canister filter, I want the ability to clean the foam pads with hot water if needed and would use care in handling the bio-media. 

I would use nylon scrub pads.

 

 

 

 No I was always planning on getting a canister, but only just realised today that the fx6 didn’t come with media.

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