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Old 11-26-2018, 12:24 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any thoughts on changing out my old canister filter.

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Current setup 75 gallon tank Marineland (Established About 3 years now)
HOB Marineland Bio Wheel Pengun 350, C Cartridges plus media containers filled with carbon.
HOB Marineland Emperor Bio Wheel 400, E Cartridges plus media containers filled with carbon.

Canister Filter
Rena Filstar XP XL,
1st Tray
API Filstar XP Filter Micro-Filtration Pad
API Super Activated Carbon Pouch Size 6
API Bio-Chem Zorb Pouch Size 6
2nd Tray
API Bio Stars
3rd Tray
Seachem Matrix
4th Tray Bottom Tray
Bottom tray 2 API Filstar XP Filtration 20 ppi Filter Pads
Bottom tray 2 API Filstar XP Filtration 30 ppi Filter Pads

Light
BeamsWork DA FSPEC LED Aquarium Light Pent Freshwater

Heater Ehiem Jager 200 Watt
Fusion 700 Air Pump for Bubbler

Wood
1 large piece
1 Small piece

Plants
Italian Jungle Val

Fish
6 Clown Loaches
6 Roseline Sharks
5 Conga Tetras
5 Bristle Nose Pleco
1 Three Beacon Pleco

Gravel
Seachem 5, 15.4 Lb Bags of Flourite

Food
Omega One Super Color Flakes
New Life Spectrum THERA+A 1 MM Sinking
Hikari Alge Wafers and Sinking Wafers

Black Friday 2018, I bought a Fluval FX6 Canister filter.
I know that it has much more flow rate than my current Rena Filstar XP XL, Canister Filter.
But it looks like it might not hold as much media, I was going to put my Bio Stars and Matrix into the new Fluval FX 6.

Does anyone have any thoughts on changing out my old canister filter.
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So you will still be running the HOB's and you are just replacing the canister?
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Yes just switching out canister filter.
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Just run the new canister and filters. You will have enough BB in your HOB's, substrate, decor, plants, ECT... to keep the water stable.
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I would lose the carbon and replace with some form of bio media, such as plastic pot scrubbers.
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