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Old 05-23-2013
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I've seen this video and it's look logical. What do you think ?


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I don't use fine filter pads at all anymore. They get clogged WAY to fast for me and 5 FX5's that I have... point being is that the flow in the tank stays higher for a longer period of time and with the same level of filtration. It would be one thing if canister filters had a more efficeint way of changing out the fine filter padding... But they are typically placed in the most inconvenient place...
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I received an error message when I tried to watch the video, but the still shot of the bottom video looks like a lot of different biomedia. Not sure what the point is inusing so many different types. I would utilize it differently for sure, if that is all he put in there. maybe a couple trays of matrix instead of all that other stuff.
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I received an error message when I tried to watch the video, but the still shot of the bottom video looks like a lot of different biomedia. Not sure what the point is inusing so many different types. I would utilize it differently for sure, if that is all he put in there. maybe a couple trays of matrix instead of all that other stuff.

Maybe try refreshing the internet window or Updating/Reinstalling Flash Player...

If I sit on paused youtube video when I hit play it will play for a second and then I get a Small error test in the middle of "grey noise" video...
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I don't use fine filter pads at all anymore. They get clogged WAY to fast for me and 5 FX5's that I have... point being is that the flow in the tank stays higher for a longer period of time and with the same level of filtration. It would be one thing if canister filters had a more efficeint way of changing out the fine filter padding... But they are typically placed in the most inconvenient place...
I agree with you.
I have three types of foam in my Eheim 2080. Coarse, medium and fine all in the one bottom basket and rest all bio media. That's fine foam is not pad. It's easy for circulate of water flow through canister.
These foam I using are for ponds but I using them for my canister filter.
I had before filter media installed without foam like recommended Eheim and water was not so clear like have now just for few days with foams. I have pre-filter on suction inlet as well and see that doing very good job. Very important is switch off filtration via feeding fish too.
Filtration is heart of aquarium so even I will do cleaning of pre-filter every day I will be not lazy to clean it.
I clean this every three days actually. It's take just few minutes to clean it.
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Hello melano:


In my opinion, the best exterior filters of the markt, they are the of EHEIM, about all the line EHEIM classic (my favorite is the 2260), EHEIM professionel (one), EHEIM professionel II and EHEIM professionel 3 (only the model 2080 / 2180 -thermofilter-).



Respect to the biological media, for my the best, is the siporax (manufacturer for the German brand ''sera'').



Excellent video!!!.



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