I just bought the new Penn Plax Cascade 1000 canister filter. How should I set up my three trays from the bottom up?
I have carbon packs, ceramic rings and coarse sponges. The unit came with floss pads, but I was told they don't last.
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Bottom tray should have floss and carbon, next tray should have floss and sponge or carbon/zeolite mix and last tray would have sponge/tubes mix. Every tank is unique. You have to adjust for your application.What is your biological loading?
answered 2 years ago
Upstate New York
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The canister filters from the bottom up, put the carbon on the bottom ....I believe the course sponge should be under the carbon in the tray. I am not sure about the rest, but I would go with media last and use floss in between..floss can be changed during monthly maintenance or perhaps replaced with a different sponge. Hope this helps.
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