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Re: filtration questions
If you want a cheap alternative to floss pads, you can
use polyester quilt batting from the fabric department
at Walmart. One or two layers does a great job of
Can you also use Polyfil? (that's the fluffy stuffing) Also, I just got my
Fluval 304 canister filter, and it would seem the instructions don't answer
all the questions I have.
If the intake is at the back of the tank, and the gravel slopes to the front,
does the intake still do a good job? Do you want to try to slope your gravel
towards the intake?
Do most folks put their intake/outflow thingy in the center of the tank, or
in a corner?
How do you arrange your filter baskets, with what inside? I noticed it said
carbon pulled fertilizers out of the water, but it sure came with lots of
carbon! So do I use it?
Do I just rubberband the airstone from my DIY CO2 right on to the intake?
How should I rig it?
What else do I need to know to get the best use out of my new canister filter?
Since I am going to be taking out my UGF, what good thing can I use my
powerhead for? I saw plans for a filter in a one liter bottle with lava
rocks inside it, and a powerhead on top, but I didn't quite understand the
directions. Maybe that?
Is there such a thing as too much filtration? I got the 304 for my 38 gallon
Thanks ahead of time,
Catherine, Queen Newbie