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Old 12-11-2007, 01:14 PM   #1
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Sale on XP series canisters

petsmart has Rena Filstar XP canister filters on sale right now.

xp1 for just 62 dollars.
xp2 for only 80 dollars.
xp3 for 105 dollars.
xp4 *gulp* 220 dollars

I'm really debating picking up an xp1 for my 29g tank. Would the xp1 be large enough if i got a 55 though?
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Those are really good prices. I have only had one canister filter and it wasn't a Rena, but I would say that an XP1 wouldn't be large enough for a 55 gallon. You could try it and see, and throw on an HOB if you need more filtration, but I probably would get the XP2 or maybe the XP3 for a 55.
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Those are really good prices. I have only had one canister filter and it wasn't a Rena, but I would say that an XP1 wouldn't be large enough for a 55 gallon. You could try it and see, and throw on an HOB if you need more filtration, but I probably would get the XP2 or maybe the XP3 for a 55.
I probably won't be picking up a 55 for a few months. I heard the xp's have adjustable flow. If they do I'll pick up the xp2 and just turn it down for my 29g. Then when I get a 55 i'll have the XP2 seeded and ready to go and my current Aquaclear 70 will go back on the 29.
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You gotta ignore the gph numbers you see for these filters. Those are the max flow of the pump. The actual in tank filter flow rate is about half. For a xp2 its right around 150gph. I have one on my 29g and its great. They have adjustable flow but its kinda lame imho, I just add sections to the spray bar.
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You gotta ignore the gph numbers you see for these filters. Those are the max flow of the pump. The actual in tank filter flow rate is about half. For a xp2 its right around 150gph. I have one on my 29g and its great. They have adjustable flow but its kinda lame imho, I just add sections to the spray bar.
If the xp2 is running on your 29 and doing a great job, what wuold you think of it on a 55g?
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I'd perfer a xp3 on a 55, but the xp2 would do it. I have a 180g that had one xp4 on it and it wasn't enough for me, so I added a second xp4.

For the record, xp2 = 150gph, xp4 = 200gph. The pumps aren't that much different, the filter volume is what changes the most.
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thanks for your help. Looks like I'll be treating myself to an XP2 for Christmas. Hope the 29g likes it
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Gonna send me one too? I want to setup another 29g shrimp tank with CRS.

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I am running an XP2 on a 28 gallon tank and think it's just right. I would not put an XP1 on it, IMO.
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Gonna send me one too? I want to setup another 29g shrimp tank with CRS.

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Haha, eventually I'd like to setup a 10g RCS tank with moss walls!
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Just found that big al has the filters cheaper, but petsmart has free shipping. In the end the petsmart deal is cheaper.
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Those prices are "good" really only for the XP1 and XP2. www.bigalsonline.com has the XP3 and XP4 for under $101 and $193, respectively all the time, (shipping included). Plus, they regularly run promo deals and give discounts. For example, spend $150 or more and receive $15 off your order (running right now), so that XP4 becomes $178 shipped... quite a considerable savings (Plus no tax). That XP4 picked up at a PetSmart here in Michigan would run $233.20, so I'd save $55 at BigAl's.
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