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silane
10th Aug 2007, 02:04 AM
Hi All,

We know biomedium is very important in shrimp keeping.

Which filter biomedium do you use? If it is not in the list, which is very likely, do specific the biomedium you are using in a post.

In this poll, you can have more than 1 choice. :)

jiahe88
10th Aug 2007, 09:43 AM
i using Generic Ceramic Ring and Sponge/Wool. is there any recommend in the media?

sazuka
10th Aug 2007, 10:15 AM
I use eheim substrate pro and sponge.

prec
10th Aug 2007, 03:04 PM
I use biohome and sponge.

silane
11th Aug 2007, 04:19 AM
i using Generic Ceramic Ring and Sponge/Wool. is there any recommend in the media?

I don't think there is any recommendation or the best medium, those rougher and more expensive medium should do the work. Use of Large amount is the best bet.

Frank
11th Aug 2007, 04:56 AM
For me itīs a question of place and money. :)
My smaller tanks are filtered by sponge only (HMF) and for my larger tanks I use external filters from Eheim with their filter material.

Just make sure you use a filter medium with enough surface for bacteria to clean the water.

konno
11th Aug 2007, 10:43 AM
i use 3 of media;
1. power house (bio ring m size)
2. Mr Aqua (bio ring m size ,bigger than power house)
3. sub pro ehiem

[in some case (no money to spend on power house) i mix power house with Mr Aqua.]
or more option
1. bio rio ada
2. bambo charcol ada
3. active carbon ehiem

Xema
13th Aug 2007, 01:01 PM
Frank can you explain us how is working a HMF (Hamburg Matten Filter).
I had one of those for my CRS tank, but didnīt run as well as spected.

Frank
13th Aug 2007, 01:22 PM
The normal way you can see here:
http://www.shrimpnow.com/modules.php?name=Content&file=viewarticle&id=18
I would prefer air pumps too but they are too noisy for my living room.
I use elcetrical pumps for fountains instead. These pumps cost just around 7 USD. I will take some pics.

Frank
14th Aug 2007, 04:21 AM
Hereīs a pic of the pump. 240 litres/hour.

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/5/7/7/HMF1.JPG