Originally Posted by Convict2161
I have a question and didn't feel like starting another thread.
Do you REALLY need the ceramic bio media etc or are the sponges enough? I'm just kinda brain storming about a new canister since I'm really not pleased with the one I have. I'm leaning towards the XP3
Can I just use the sponges? In the Fluval I only have one rack with bio media everything else is empty and of course I have the stock sponges.
here's how I use it.
1st basket - 20 PPI foam x2, followed with 30 PPI foam x2, basket cover
2nd - ceramic rings, carbon bag, basket cover
3rd - I stuff this basket with 100% poly ( filter floss) , then top it off with the micro pad, basket cover.
I've always used poly and most times when cleaning the canister I only replace the poly and micro pad. Everything else is rinsed and reused.