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Okay I have a Rena XP3 Filter on a 60 gal tank...what my question is what is the best filter media I could put into the XP3 to get rid of all the small particles floating in the tank? I guess to polish the water.....
 

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+2 on blue bonded filter pad for the rena xp, it's what i use on my xp1. but i do have to change it about every 2 weeks to keep good flow...my lfs sells 2'x2' pads for $5, cheap and works great.
 

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I used to use those but tired of spending $10.00 for three. I'm not obsessed with saving money but will use scissors to save a few bucks. :icon_lol:
Saving money is great....does the blue bonded filter pad work as good as the micro filtration pads? Or is the Filter Floss better?
 

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I'd been curious myself on how good the MicroFiltration+ pads were. I just use the regular MicroFiltration pads and replace them once a month.
 

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petmountain has the microfilter+ pads for renas for $4.24
That's a great price.

I stick one of these on top of a whole bundle of loose polyfiber floss, with a bag of Purigen (surrounded by more floss) under that. This is the top basket in all my canisters, and IMO works pretty well.
 

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hmmm good to know!
 

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sup guies... since we're on the subject of xp3, I had a question as well. figured better ask here then start a new thread.

How do ya'll use carbon or purigen on XP3? I'm aware of "the bag" from seachem. but was wondering if there's a DIY/chap way to do this. I've tried pantyhose, but they bundle up and hard to keep the 6 1/4" form to fit the tray. also have used netting, but not that fine, so it falls through... any advice?? thnx ahead.
 

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I use a roll of quilt batting which I buy at Walmart for $9 and cut to fit all my canisters. Works just as well as any of the manufacturers micro filtration pads at a fraction of the cost.
 
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