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  1. Default xP2 Canister Filter Maintenance


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    If any of you have this filter or any canister for that matter I was wondering what you guys changed as far as the media.
    I have had my xP2 for about 3 months and it says to replace the bio-chem zorb. Should I also change like the filter pads and stuff?
    Note: I have ceramic rings which I will not be touching so my biological filtration will be fine.

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    When you take the filter apart to clean it just inspect the pads. I rinse mine out thoroughly and put them back in. Or, if the fine pad is totally clogged, I replace it with fresh filter floss.

    I only open my canisters once every 6 months or so now that I have sponge prefilters on them.
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    What is so good about filter floss and what are sponge prefilters?

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    i think sponge prefilters are the coarse sponges that catch big debris.

    i never change my filter media, or clean it, and my parameters are excellent.

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    I change mine once every 6 months but I check out the fan thingy ( I cant think of the name right now ;) once a month. If you get crap around the magnet it burns up the moter.
    75g:
    5 small clown loaches
    Blue acara
    satanoperca leucosticta (earth eater)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zackish
    What is so good about filter floss and what are sponge prefilters?
    Filter floss is just like the fine filter pads that come with the canisters but is available in large roll-out sheets for cheap. Sponge prefilters are just that, a cylindrical sponge that you attach to the intake tube. It catches the big stuff before it makes its way to the canister, thereby decreasing maintenance requirements and increasing the filtration capacity of the tank. I use and recommend these:
    http://www.aquariumguys.com/lupr.html

    Nautilus, that "fan thingy" is the impeller, the item that drives the water through the filtration system. Correct in that if the impeller gets material around it the motor must provide more torque to drive it, and it is just not designed for that. Shortens the life of the motor. Another great reason to use a sponge prefilter, IMO!
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    lol thank you i was on the tip of my tongue I jut couldnt think of the name.
    75g:
    5 small clown loaches
    Blue acara
    satanoperca leucosticta (earth eater)

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    You're welcome!
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    You'll know it if you have stuff in your impeller hahaha.

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