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  1. Experiences with RENA/API Filstar Pump Motors?

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    I am trying to discern if the XP pump motors for the four (4) RENA/API XP Filstar canister filters is the same unit, but supplied with different impellers installed to produce the flow rates stated. I would appreciate any info anyone has gained through readings or experience.
  2. "spit back" with Fluval 305 canister water change

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey all, so I just did a water change and cleaned the canister too. The unique part of the fluval is there's a stop valve that allows you to keep water in the connected hoses for an easier transition (my explanation may be off). Problem is, when I cleaned the canister I drained the water...
  3. Unplug Filter To Clean Tank?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    How long can I safely unplug my canister filter without killing all the beneficial bacteria? When I clean I first stir up the tank real good and use a Magnum HOT filter to clean up a lot of the floating debris. This seems to work better than just the canister filter alone. Any other suggestions...
  4. Undersized canister filter better for plants?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I have a new 55gal tank (running three weeks now). I'm using a borrowed Eheim canister filter, the smallest one, that's rated for 35 gallon tank max. I planted a the tank with several large swords, cabomba, and a variety of other plants using ecocomplete substrate 2-4". I have a rather mixed...
  5. Canister filter delima....???

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    We recently purchased a used 75 gal fish tank from a friend and we brought it home... got it set up... and added tropical fish (after we had the water tested of course.) But, I'm still kinda new to the whole fish world. Last week, our water started to get a little cloudy so we decided to clean...
  6. Eheim 2215 vs Cascade 1000

    Aquarium Products Reviews
    I'm setting up my new 55g tank and am in the market for a canister filter for it. I've got my choices down to the Eheim 2215 and the Cascade 1000 both of which the guy at my LFS which I trust said would do the job. The Eheim is rated to 90 gallons and runs $99 online at the cheapest site I...
  7. New Canister Filter!

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I got a canister filter! Woo! Anyways, I got a brand new canister filter for my 75 gallon tanks for $60! It’s an Odyssea. My boyfriend thinks it is better than his $200 Fluval.
  8. Canister Filters, do they provide enough O2 saturation

    Freshwater Aquarium Equipment
    Hello, I was an avid fish and Aquarium enthusist when I was younger, I havent had a tank for about 10 years now, I was in school and moving a lot so I couldnt give the time, I am ready to get back into fish collecting but wel...........l things have changed. I see a lot of these canister...
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