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Old 09-01-2005, 12:38 PM   #1
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Setting up my canisters...

So yea I'm setting up my canisters I got today, but theres no biological media??? I have the Rena Filstar XP3's. I'm going to pick some up from petsmart today I guess... should've thought about it before, but I thought they would have came with atleast a little bit for the bacteria to colonize. Kind of lame if ya ask me.

oh and when I seed my filters with one of my bio pad things from my HOB filter from my other tank do I just sit it inside my 125 gallon or do I have to do anything special? And how long do I need to have it in there?

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Amazing but true. Sometimes it helps to read the package contents thoroughly or you can be in for a big surprise. 8O

You should place the seeded filter pad into the canister. You leave it in until the new tank is cycled or just leave it in until you start your maintenance regimen (filter rinsing, etc.).
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Just place it in the side of the inside of the canister?
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I'm not familiar with the XP3, but it should go where the similar media would go (ie: sponge from your HOB should go in the assigned sponge area of the XP3).
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Mine wouldnt fit... I would have to cut it, and then I wouldnt be able to use it anymore. I have a cheap HOB that came with the 55gal kit from walmart. It's weird... It slides in...
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From what you describe, it sounds like a filter pad w/plastic slide insert? This calls for another method.

Is this the only one that is in the filter? If it was, it wouldn't have made sense to sacrifice the established tank in this manner. You still have the option of just squeezing the filter pads "juice" onto the new filter pads (after being inserted and having been filled). Scoop some gravel out of your established tank, place in some filter bags or even pantyhose and drop in the new tank. Also, grab a couple of decorations (plastic plants, rocks, etc.) and drop them in as well.

This won't be as quick as the seeded sponge but works very well.
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I havent touched anything yet. Except for my canisters and heaters. Getting them ready and they work and everything. Letting them run and stuff. My HOB has 2 sides with filter media and a bacteria pad or whatever. So if I borrowed one from the established 55 I would still have one left in there.
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Sounds good to me. All you would need to do then is replace the pad you used. It will get saturated pretty quickly.
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Well I'm going to put a couple of fake plants and gravel from my 55 gal in and I threw some fish food in the aquarium. How do you think I can add one of my bio media pads from my HOB to help with the seed?
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I would just trim it until it fits and stick the rest in.
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