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post #1 of 7 Old 01-24-2010, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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Found a decent price for a canister

Rena FilStar External Canister Filter xP2 for 75$

Thoughts please. Would like to hear first hand experience. Wanna make sure it's worth the purchase.

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-24-2010, 12:18 AM
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Great price. I have an xp 3 coming from ken's fish. I can't vouch for its performance personally but everything I've read on them is positive. I don't think I've read one bad thing about the Filstars. Should be a good filter for you.

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post #3 of 7 Old 01-24-2010, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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Great price. I have an xp 3 coming from ken's fish. I can't vouch for its performance personally but everything I've read on them is positive. I don't think I've read one bad thing about the Filstars. Should be a good filter for you.

Well that's a step in a good direction. If I can get two more people to vouch, looks like someone's getting a new filter!

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1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

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3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael


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post #4 of 7 Old 01-24-2010, 12:41 AM
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The only negative I have heard about Rena canister filters is that they are touch louder than the Fluvals and Eheims, not loud mind you but a bit of a hum or something, but they work fine as a filter.
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-24-2010, 01:22 PM
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I pers hadn't had one (always buy eheim) but over the yrs in forums; I can back up what rsn48 said about the 'noise' several people reported that but said apart from that they like the performance.

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post #6 of 7 Old 01-24-2010, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Well the tank is going to be downstairs...so noise won't be too much of a problem. I cannot find any Eheim around here for a low price. I'm thrifty, ahhaha.

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1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

Seventy-Five:
3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael


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post #7 of 7 Old 01-24-2010, 03:40 PM
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God help me I donno what tank size you're setting up again there....but the XP2 if for up to 75g right?

This the one I just bought EHEIM Classic External Canister - Filtration & Circulation - Fish - PetSmart is half price online vs store almost.

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