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Old 06-03-2006, 01:11 AM   #1
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Which cannister filter to get???????????????

Which cannister filter would be best for a 55 gal tank that will have heavy fish load??

I am shopping at PetSmart, choices are,,

EHEIM Wet/dry 180 bucks
" " classic 70 bucks
" " ecco
RENA XP1, XP2, XP3
Marineland Mag 350 with BIO- Wheel

Any and suggestions please.
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Old 06-03-2006, 01:13 AM   #2
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Rena Filstar XP3....

Best cannister I've ever worked with, simple design, maintenance is a breeze. And a good amount of room for your media.
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I also like the Filstar XP3 for those same reasons.
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Old 06-03-2006, 08:48 AM   #4
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STOP! Do not pay retail. Order your canister filter from a reputable online fish store like Bigalsonline or petsolutions. Even if they charge shipping, you are likely to come out way ahead. Petsmart has an online store too, that is ofter cheaper than the in store prices.

Eheims have a great reputation. The higher cost often causes people to choose a Rena, Cascade or Fluval. I am satisfied with my Fluval's. I use two on my 55 gal.
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Old 06-03-2006, 09:52 AM   #5
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xp3 with inline heater, thats the way to go
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Old 06-03-2006, 06:00 PM   #6
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If you print out the Petsmart page with the filter you want to purchase on it, your local Petsmart should honor the online price. Thats how I've bought a couple of my Rena filters.
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I'm going to order an XP3 for my 55g this week. Seems like a great filter for the money. I agree...order online. BigAl'sOnline.com and ThatPetPlace.com have much better prices. Or print out the PetSmart online ad. Save yourself some money. Chain stores are way over priced (in the store).
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Today when I got my tank and XP3 there was an 80 dollar in price, 104.00 on the web site and 180+ in the store and the manager did say he would even rebate my $$ if I bought today and brought a print copy of the web site page. Found 2 other items cheaper on there web site than on the shelf that I got today so I printed those also.
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