Cheapest place for sintered glass media.

Discussion in 'Filters, Filtration and Pumps' started by Garuf, 19 Jun 2008.

  1. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    Anyone want to help me out? I need about 50l of the stuff, not going to be cheap.
     
  2. Matt Holbrook-Bull

    Matt Holbrook-Bull Founder

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    blimey! just how big is that tank??!
     
  3. zig

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    Must be a lake :eek:
     
  4. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    15 gallons, 2x fx5's to fill so really it's just a guesstimate.
     
  5. Matt Holbrook-Bull

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    unmodified, the media capacity of an FX5 is only 5.9 litres.. are you sure you got your maths right?
     
  6. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    Really?! Then yes, I have my maths wrong, very wrong. :rolleyes:
     
  7. JamieH

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    does it HAVE to be sintered glass?


    I've always used alfagrog.... can get a sackful for a pond filter for peanuts... it's porous and ceramic... and it does the job!
     
  8. Matt Holbrook-Bull

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    with the amount of turnover your filters going to have on such a small tank Garuf, filling it right up with media is probably a waste of money.

    As Ed said on a different thread.. a tank is only going to produce so much NH4, so only a culture of a certain size is going to form anyway.. with a tank so small, on a filter so large, whats the point in filling it right up with expensive media if the culture might only use say 25% of the surface area available anyway?

    Id fill it up with polishing pads and other things that are cheap as chips, mainly to slow the thing down!! use 1 tray for biomedia.. you have no need to use any more than that.
     

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