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Old 04-11-2007, 05:49 PM   #1
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Recommended bio media for Rena FilStar xP Canister Filters?

What is your recommendation on biological media for the Rena FilStar xP Canister filter? I know the Rena ceramic bio media works, but any other recommendations?

I am doing this on a Rena FilStar xP3 on a 75 gallon tank, I am planning to do lots of aquarium plants.

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Old 04-11-2007, 05:58 PM   #2
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I use the fluval rings and the coralife bio balls. Personnally, I like the ceramic rings better because they sink. The floating bioballs aggrevate me at filter maintenance time. But, I hear the ceramic rings break down over time where the bioballs don't so much.

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I use the Coralife bioballs in my XP2 with no problems...the baskets have dividers to prevent the balls from floating, Neilan :P

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