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03-07-2013, 07:41 PM #1
seeding a tank and got question
so seeding my media for my 55 and was gonna start me another biomax bag up, well i made me a bag so i could custom my bio and today at petsmart, I think i got the wrong stuff. Instead of the biomax by aquaclear everything is now fluval and i got somthing else instead. It is called pre-filter media. It looks just like biomax and feels like it; but it says it is to trap small paricles. Will this be ok, or will it break down.
03-07-2013, 08:55 PM #2
Fluval does make a pre-filter media that is the size and shape of bio-max, but the surface is smooth. The prefilter stuff is meant to be used as mechanical filteration, not biological. With the smooth surface, your nor going to grow a lot of bacteria on it. I made the same mistake once and bought the pre-filter stuff thinking it was the same as biomax. There is a fluval brand of bio-max, that is the stuff you want
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03-07-2013, 10:46 PM #3
thanks, I will trade it out, thanks. Did not know it was smooth. just that it did come with more media that the "bimax" stuff