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Filter Media Order

By February 11, 2013

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Canister filters are used by many aquarium owners. One question surfaces over and over - what order should the filter media be put in? Rings first, or is it the sponge? Although personal preference and experience factor in, there are some basics to remember when determining the aquarium filter media order.

If you've tried arranging filter media and found an order that works well for you, share what you do and why.

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