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Old 02-22-2013, 05:26 PM   #11
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what is Purigen? that just a carbon filter or is it the polishing filter?

I like to find the cheapest way to make my filter run well. I don't much care about doing things the way the manufacturer recommends as they are the ones who also sell the media.
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purigen is a water polisher. and it sucks up nitrites which in return controls nitrates from my readings. And you can reuse the product a few times by recharging.
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ah, I prefer to juse use a normal polishing pad. I like to keep it basic, sponge for large particals, bio media and polishing, and if needed carbon.
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i am considering trying out purigen just to remove some of my tannins. its not that i dont like the tannins but it seems like its too tanned atm and the plants arent getting enough light penatration.
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Pyrrolin, what is a cheaper substitute for a polishing pad. OR - what do you use as a pol. pad? Please and thank you. Also if I may kinda hijack (sorry) would a 2217 be toooo big for a 30g?
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so far for my rena, I have been buying the rena pad, its just filter floss. I don't like to use the fancy stuff that says it removes ammonia or nitrites or whatever they claim.

I like good old sponge for the main junk, a good bio media for bacteria and then some basic floss or something for polishing. I like to keep it natural
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I run my eheims with stock media, and find them to be perfect, but once the media disintergrates too much, i'm going to switch to just filterpads and floss batting to polish, I've done it before and it works great when you are using multiple filters on the same tank so you can always have good flow, and good biologicals, by alternating cleaning the filters on a regular basis.
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There are several different ways to set up an Eheim Classic 2217 filter.

In the picture below you'll see three configurations with the first on the left being the most common.

You should have a green plastic screen on the bottom to keep the media off the bottom of the filter, followed by the Eheim MECH, then the blue course sponge, then the Eheim SUBSTRATpro and then the filter floss and finally another green plastic screen to keep the media from touching the top/motor.

In the third picture you can start with the green plastic screen and then the Eheim MECH followed by 5 blue course sponges.



You can buy any missing media from Angel Fins and they're making deliveries in the GTA on Sunday March 10th with the following stops:

•9:45 a.m Carpool parking lot – 401 and Regional Road 25 (Milton)
•10:15 a.m. Starbucks - Hurontario St and Britannia Rd (Mississauga)
•11:00 a.m. Future Shop (parking lot near Pet Value) – Weston Rd and highway 401
•11:45 a.m. Chapters - Kennedy Rd and highway 401 (Kennedy Commons)
•12:30 p.m. Swiss Chalet – Whites Rd and highway 401 (Pickering)
•1:00 p.m. Bβton Rouge - Thickson Rd S and highway 401 (Whitby)

http://angelfins.ca/index.php?main_p...dc63ba338f4187
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Resurrecting old thread since i can't find the answer. Do i need 1L or 2L bag of substratpro for this config in 2217?
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Resurrecting old thread since i can't find the answer. Do i need 1L or 2L bag of substratpro for this config in 2217?
uhh since he is adding other media I guess 1L would be enough
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