I am putting it in my cichlid tank this weekend. I currently have 2 biowheel hob
's running on it right now. I also have a bunch more rock to put in the tank at the same time that I am hooking up the filter. Since the HOB
's take up space on the back of the tank, I was going to drain alot of the water, take off the HOB
's, move the tank closer to the wall, move the media from the HOB
's to the XP3 (thinking here is that the bacteria will move from the media to the ceramic rings that I am putting in the canister), put in the extra rock and refill the tank with dechlored water. All that is in the tank is PFS, rocks, fake plants and 19 cichlids. Will this be sufficient to start the bacteria in the canister? Thanks for the help.