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Old 06-15-2004, 05:14 PM   #1
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canister filter - which one

I think im going to add a canister filter to my 55 gallon tank FOWLV, which filter should i get, a FlistarXP2 or the Fluval 304?
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Old 06-15-2004, 11:08 PM   #2
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I have used a Fluval 404 in my 55 gal FOWLR since last August with no complaints.I have not experienced the priming problems others have reported.
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Old 06-15-2004, 11:17 PM   #3
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I having Fluval, also no problem since Jan. For Fluval priming, you actually need switch off the filter first, after water start to fillup the canister then only it's switch on.

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Old 06-16-2004, 09:04 AM   #4
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I have a Fluval 304 and have been happy with it. I followed the instructions for priming and it worked fine.

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Old 06-16-2004, 10:13 AM   #5
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get an eheim 2217
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Old 06-16-2004, 11:31 AM   #6
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I have a Fluval 404 also.

IMO the 304 is too small for your tank, go with the 404 (if you go with the Fluval at all that is).
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