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This is obviously my opinion but works great for me and I would recommend this setup to anyone. I’m using a Fluval 50 but I feel like this can work in any HOB filter.
The media need is:
• Cheato
•Filter floss
•Poly filter pad
•GFO/ chemi pure blue nano
•LOTS of bio blocks/pellets/spheres
This is how it should be set up.
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This is where the bio blocks go.
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Running this depending on your bio load you will change pads out every week and replace the GFO/Chemi pure every two months. Make sure you don’t go over board with to much nutrients export. Make sure to have a divide between cheato and the pads. I would recommend this set up on 20 gallons and lower. Comment and questions. Thanks!
 
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Hey guys new to the forum, can I get some suggestions on a HOB skimmer for a 29gallon rimmed tank. I have tried the red devil nano 150 and I've now wore out 2 since ive had the tank (about 2 years). To be fair the first one just the hanger broke but due to the design it was hard to use with out it. Looking for other options.
 

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Thanks! Trying to help other out with what they should put in a HOB filter.
Hey ! Happy this post is new . I have a marine land HOB filter . I typically ran carbon , poly filter , and filter floss . In relation to my current setup I just got some bio media rings just like in the photo
-Should I change the biomedia at all ?
-if I don’t have filter pad as shown can I use the poly filter on bottom , the media above that with filter floss on top ? Thanks for the help ! I love my HOB filter it’s a great inconspicuous little gadget and gets the job done with my 20gal
 
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Hey ! Happy this post is new . I have a marine land HOB filter . I typically ran carbon , poly filter , and filter floss . In relation to my current setup I just got some bio media rings just like in the photo
-Should I change the biomedia at all ?
-if I don’t have filter pad as shown can I use the poly filter on bottom , the media above that with filter floss on top ? Thanks for the help ! I love my HOB filter it’s a great inconspicuous little gadget and gets the job done with my 20gal
You can always wash out your bio media if it gets dirty is saltwater. I keep my bio media in a bag and if it gets a lot of algae on it I’ll just take it out and rinse it off in a bucket of salt water that I take out from the tank during a water change. And yes you can run that set up that you mentioned.
 

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You can always wash out your bio media if it gets dirty is saltwater. I keep my bio media in a bag and if it gets a lot of algae on it I’ll just take it out and rinse it off in a bucket of salt water that I take out from the tank during a water change. And yes you can run that set up that you mentioned.
Thanks for the quick reply Going to try to set this up tonight ! #teamHOB
 
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