I was wandering what people are using for a pre-filter on a XP3? This is my first shrimp tank so any advice is appreciated.
And these will connect directly to the xp3 tubing? In place of the original strainer? Would I have to use 3 like in the picture to prevent loss of flow?filtermax II from ken's fish.
They are stackable for zero loss of flow and they are so fine not only will shrimplets not get through, you won't have to clean the canister because muck won't get through.
I use these on 10 tanks and there is nothing that compares.
Make sure you get the II and not the I or III. The I is the same sponge as the II but half the length. The III has a much more coarse sponge which won't give you the shrimplet protection you want. Also the II says its for up to 40 gallons but since you can connect them together thats non-sense.
In my experience at least, I've used the Filstarmax III and there hasn't been any issues with loss of flow. And yes, they do basically just replace the strainer. Just take the strainer off and pop the filtermax piece on.And these will connect directly to the xp3 tubing? In place of the original strainer? Would I have to use 3 like in the picture to prevent loss of flow?
Yup, it fits together exactly like the other ones. The sponges are just what sets all the different filter max models apart. But, regarding the shrimplets getting through, you may want to talk to NoSvOrAx.Alright so 1 filter max3 will do it for a xp3. I assume the filter max3 is stackable also if needed?
They work very well with very little to no reduction in water flow. I got mine as a whole unit & just removed the sponge, which I don't think was attached to begin with. I'm prettyy sure you can by the sponges separately.How well do these work at keeping the shrimp out? And how much do they reduce filter flow?
Also did you order the whole thing and just take the sponge off?