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Not sure if this is the correct area to post this question. ;) I will soon be setting up a new Red Sea Max Nano 20gal. I plan to have a small amount of livestock with SPS and Softy mix.
I will use a Tunze 9001 dc Skimmer along with a plan to use BioHome Ultimate filter media and was wondering on quantity/weight. I have 2 kilos available but think that's too much. How much should I use? I don't want to strip out too much do I?
 

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2 kilograms is probably too much, yes. You don't have a lot of room to work with in the AIO sump at the back, so you'll probably be limited to placing it in the first chamber under the filter sock and skimmer. I would probably load it in two black Red Sea media bags (leave some room, ie: don't overfill them) and place these somewhat flat on the bottom of your AIO chamber (right under "7" and along the bottom up to the partition for "4").

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2 kilograms is probably too much, yes. You don't have a lot of room to work with in the AIO sump at the back, so you'll probably be limited to placing it in the first chamber under the filter sock and skimmer. I would probably load it in two black Red Sea media bags (leave some room, ie: don't overfill them) and place these somewhat flat on the bottom of your AIO chamber (right under "7" and along the bottom up to the partition for "4").

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Hi blaxun, going to change out the skimmer as the Red Sea supplied unit is huge, so the Tunze will give me more room.
 
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Thanks Randy, I will not be using live rock, live sand yes. What is your opinion on placing media bags on top of the heater, should this be avoided at all costs?

On top of means touching it? I’d avoid that.
 

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