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Upgrading Canister filter from API XP4 to Fluval FX 6

Current setup 75 gallon tank Marineland (Established About 3 years now)
HOB Marineland Pengun 350 Bio Wheel, C Cartridges plus media containers filled with carbon.
HOB Marineland Emperor Bio Wheel 400, E Cartridges plus media containers filled with carbon.

Canister Filter
Rena Filstar XP XL,
1st Tray
API Filstar XP Filter Micro-Filtration Pad
API Bio-Chem Zorb Pouch Size 6
API Bio-Chem Zorb Pouch Size 6
2nd Tray
API Bio Stars
3rd Tray
Seachem Matrix
4th Tray Bottom Tray
Bottom tray 2 API Filstar XP Filtration 20 ppi Filter Pads
Bottom tray 2 API Filstar XP Filtration 30 ppi Filter Pads

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BeamsWork DA FSPEC LED Aquarium Light Pent freshwaterautolinker.com autolinking image

Heater Ehiem Jager 200 Watt
Fusion 700 Air Pump for Bubbler

Wood
1 large piece
1 Small piece

Plants
Italian Jungle Val

Fish
6 Clown Loaches
6 Roseline Sharks
5 Conga Tetras
5 Bristle Nose Pleco
1 Three Beacon Pleco

Gravel
Seachem 5, 15.4 Lb Bags of Flourite

Food
Omega One Super Color Flakes
New Life Spectrum THERA+A 1 MM Sinking
Hikari Alge Wafers and Sinking Wafers

Water Treatment
Kordon NovAqua
Kordon AmQuel
Flourish Excel

Black Friday 2018, I bought a Fluval FX6 Canister filter.
I know that it has much more flow rate than my current Rena Filstar XP XL, Canister Filter.
But it looks like it might not hold as much media, I was going to put my Bio Stars and Matrix into the new Fluval FX 6.
I bought 4 pounds of Biohome Ultimate Media, but I don't think that it will hold all of it unless I mod the FX6 like Pond Guru did.
Does anyone have any thoughts on changing out my old canister filter with my new FX 6.
My water readings are really good this is before I do a weekly water change. Ammonia 0 PPM, N0 2 Nitrite 0 PPM, N0 3 Nitrate 5.0 PPM
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