Must have filter media for HOB?

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Excluding purigen, what would you consider a must have filter media that can fit into a HOB filter for a nano tank?
 

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Depends on what you are using the HOB for? Is it biological, chemical, or mechanical filtration....or a combination of all?
 
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My tank has been up an running for almost 9 months now and all I've ever had in my HOB was a small bag with a mix of carbon and phosguard sandwiched between two pieces of filter pads and it has worked really well for me. I planned for my tank to be simple, low bioload and easier corals, and it has worked very well for me so far.
 
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Depends on what you are using the HOB for? Is it biological, chemical, or mechanical filtration....or a combination of all?
Open ended question. Basically want to narrow down some options to put in my HOB, I currently have one with a bag of purigen in it so I wanted to eliminate that from the conversation
 

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Open ended question. Basically want to narrow down some options to put in my HOB, I currently have one with a bag of purigen in it so I wanted to eliminate that from the conversation
Well I would definitely use some sort of floss for removal of floating particles. I personally would stay away from anything biological and let the live rock take care of that. You could also use some sort of carbon/GFO media if needed.
 

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