Help Setting Up First Canister

  1. Aquaphobia

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    Ok, I admit it, I'm terrified of canister filters! I have 2 Rena filters, one the large XP3 and the other I think is an XP1. Or an XPL and an XPS. The bigger one has 3 trays and the smaller has 1. I think. I've been so scared to use them that I finally just put them and all the media-filled trays in my storage cupboard:eek:

    So...what tips can you give me for how to set one of these up? I'm scared!
  2. KinsKicks

    KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member


    What parts do you have that came with it? What media are you going to use?

    And I can explain how to do the set up of you like :)
  3. OP

    Aquaphobia Fishlore Legend Member

    The only thing I think I'm missing are the clamps to hold the hoses on the canister connector. The media I've got inside are proprietary sponges and plastic pot scrubbers.

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  4. KinsKicks

    KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member

    The outlet doesn't have a spray bar? Or do you not want to use it?

    As for inlet, there should be an extension piece for you to elongate it in your tank (it should be a bout four inches up from your substrate)

    Edit: this also allows you to attach the suction cups so it attaches to the side of your tnak