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post #1 of 4 Old 04-05-2009, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Rena Filter on Craigslist

I've been looking for a Rena XP3 filter for a while on Craigslist hoping to get one for a decent price. So I finally found one but the person who is selling it used it in a saltwater setup and I want to use it for a freshwater setup. Are there any issues with using a filter that was previously used for SW for FW?? As long as I give it a good cleaning and use new filter media would it be OK??

125 gallon tank:
2 Tiger oscars, 1 Electric blue jack dempsey, 1 Jack dempsey, 2 Bala sharks, 1 Firemouth, 1 Salvini, 1 Texas cichlid, 1 Pleco; All juveniles

29 gallon (in the works):
1 Blue ram, 1 Cockatoo cichlid, 1 Powder blue dwarf gourami, 1 Bolivian Ram, 8 Neon tetras, 4 Corydoras, 2 Bamboo shrimp, some ghost shrimp
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-06-2009, 04:46 AM
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just wanted to bump this up,as i can't for the life of me remember the answer.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #3 of 4 Old 04-06-2009, 04:58 AM
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your fine, i would soak the parts in vinegar and then rinse them as there prob. would be calcium deposits but the filter will be fine.
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-06-2009, 05:05 AM
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nice one :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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