View Full Version : New XP3 To establishe 55 Gal African tank with Penguin 350?

07-20-2007, 10:19 AM
I set-up the XP3 today no problems there.It didn't come with anything to generate Bio so I brought back some old school DLS into the picture that I had not used in a roll I cut up 4 squares and removed the thin poly filter to use in the middle cycle. So here is what I have starting from the bottom to the top.
1st- 4 Black course sponges
2nd- 4 DSL Squares
3rd- Biozorb I guess that's just Carbon in a bag with thin Whit poly sponge on top

Does that sound like it with do the job? And how long will it take to seed the XP3 so I can remove the Penguin 350 Bio-wheels and spraying getting on my nerves. Thanks

07-20-2007, 03:37 PM

Who has the lowest price ceramics these days? Back in my day we used Shotgun wading,plastic curlers,DLS Filter material any thing that would promote good bacteria growth. After buying this filter for over $100 now finding media :( Thanks

07-20-2007, 03:52 PM
I guess you mean it came with no bio-media?
Fill that sucker with as much ceramic media as you can.... its a great filter!