API Filters

API®  xP FILSTAR S aka Rena XP1

1 Tray, volume 4.4 lt 

If stock foam is used, remove fine foam from top and place on top of lower foam filter.

The tray holds about 268 cu in. If 1/3 of the canister is devoted to Biohome media it would require about 1 kg.

API®  xP FILSTAR M aka Rena XP2

2 Trays, volume 6.3 lt

If GreatWave Foam Filter Set is used be sure to place Convoluted side of Coarse and Medium Foam facing down. If stock foam is used, remove fine foam from top and place on top of lower foam filters.

1 Tray holds about 192 cu in. If the upper is filled with Biohome, it would require about 2 kgs.

API®  xP FILSTAR L aka Rena XP3

3 Trays, volume 9.1 lt  If stock foam is used, remove fine foam from top and place on top of lower foam filters.

1 Tray holds about 183 cu in. If the middle tray is devoted to Biohome media it would require about 2 kg. If the upper tray is also used, it would require about 4 kgs.

API®  xP FILSTAR XL

4 Trays, volume 11.5 lt  If stock foam is used, remove fine foam from top and place on top of lower foam filters.

1 Tray holds about 175 cu in. If second tray is devoted to Biohome media it would require about 2 kg. If the second and third trays are used, it would require about 4 kgs and if three trays are used it would require about 6 kgs.

A report from a customer of Ultimate and Mini media, Benjamin Flemming, provided more detailed information.

“Just thought I would let you know that I have put the media into the API XP-XL. I used all of the three kg and then added the remaining 1 kg I had from my last order, plus perhaps another 1/2 kg or so of Fluval media that I had. I filled three of the four media trays full of media and the bottom one I filled with coarse and medium foam media. This means that each of the three trays I filled uses about 1.5 kgs. For a total of about 4.5 kgs (9-10 pounds). “