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activated charbon isn't really nessary unless your trying to adsorb tannins or chemicals(like medications) from the water. it dosent help filtration. I wouldn't use it unless you need it, use that space for other more important media.
 

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i know i was just wondering how long it lasted. but since u say that what is other important media this is for my emperor 400 filter. MAD told me to get biomax i will be buying that soon enough
 

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mbraun15 said:
what is other important media this is for my emperor 400 filter. MAD told me to get biomax i will be buying that soon enough
im not sure what biomax is. but is the emp. filter has a media basket like the penguin filters you can get some of that poly fill stuff, it looks like pillow stuffing, but made for aquarium filters.or you could add a sponge filter or even bioballs.
 

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I am using the diamond blend right now. I change it roughly once a month when i change the other filters, etc.

What sold me on the product was on the label it said it can control "ammonia spikes". I figure what the hell, give it a try, i already have enough carbon from the filters so add a little blend. My levels are always at zero so something must be right.

I use 3 regular filters and 1 media basket with diamond blend.
 

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ezlife said:
I am using the diamond blend right now. I change it roughly once a month when i change the other filters, etc.

What sold me on the product was on the label it said it can control "ammonia spikes". I figure what the hell, give it a try, i already have enough carbon from the filters so add a little blend. My levels are always at zero so something must be right.

I use 3 regular filters and 1 media basket with diamond blend.
an established tank should never have ammonia anyway.I think it may have ammo-chips with the carbon, but I don't think you really need it.
 

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MAD piranhas said:
BIO MAX= ceramic cyclenders that are very poris, for growing benefical bacteria. They go in the gray media containers..

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where do they sell those. I wouldn't mind buying some of those
 
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