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A video examining some of the best filter media available with some general tips at the end to help when choosing between buying a new filter and upgrading your existing one. What is the best media for aquarium filters?
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Media is as follows with suggested best type of filter use (shown in same order as this video):
1 – Biohome Standard
A compact sintered glass media suitable for overhead filters, trickle filters, sumps, external and internal filters.
2 – Biohome Plus
As above but with additives to ensure much faster colonisation by bacteria.
3 – Biohome Ultra
A larger version of Biohome standard with rougher feel. Possibly the best media available. Suitable for trickle towers, sumps, larger external filters, overhead filters and multi chamber koi filters.
4 – Biomotion
A rounded sintered glass media with neutral buoyancy. Suitable for moving bed filters, overhead filters, trickle filters, sumps, external filters and internal filters. Has montmonrolite clay coating to condition water.
5 – Ceramic Rings / Noodles
Ceramic media with variable surface area depending on quality. Suitable for external filters, overhead filters, internal filters, trickle filters and sumps.
6 – Bio Sponge Ball
Plastic media with added internal sponge to trap solids and support extra bacteria. Suitable for filters with a fast flow through rate e.g. Koi filters, Shower filters (before ceramic media) and large external filters.
7 – Hel-x
Plastic filter media which is an evolution of K1. Has approx 40% more surface area than K1 per litre. Supports very hardy bacteria which rapidly consume ammonia and nitrite. Suitable for moving bed filters and high demand applications (koi or large aquariums).
8 – K1
Most widely used plastic moving bed filter media. Has less surface area than Hel-x but is smaller so can be used in tiny filters. Supports vigorous bacteria as above. Suitable for moving bed filters.
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