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Old 03-28-2005, 04:28 AM   #1
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best canister filter?

I want to get a new canister filter but all the reviews on the net are mixed :S
so maybe someone here will be able to tell me a better answer...
which is more quiet? fluval or Eheim classic?
is it better to get a less GPH but more efficient eheim, or a higher GPH fluval?
I herd Fluval has higher gph but eheim classic is more efficient...so then which is better?
I am choosing between getting a fluval 404 or Eheim classic 2213.
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Eheim classics are far better, but also a fair bit more pricey. For a less-expensive, highly-rated canister, consider a Rena Filstar XP3.
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:47 PM   #3
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I had the same issues when researching for a canister. Would have gone eheim but just to much money. Heard too many "bad" things on the fluvol so I ended up going with the rena filstar xp3. Its working great for me although it is my first and only experience with a canister. Good luck
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Can't go wrong with a Filstar XP3, They are a great canister for the money. Mine is almost silent. You have to be against aquarium to hear it. Does an excellent job filtering also. HTH
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If you want an Eheim,don't waste your money.You can get its' clone, the JEBO brand.Every feature of the Pro Classic but a fraction of the cost.I Have the Jebo 828 and am very satisfied.Look for it at the superfishstore.com or aquatraders.com.
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Asking a bunch of aquarists which filter is BEST is something of a loaded question. There is no way anyone but you can answer that one.

However, having owned both the Eheim classic and the Fluval I can say both are extremely quiet.

best of luck in your decision
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Jebo is cheap for a reason....just something to keep in mind. Look on www.petsolutions.com for really good prices on Eheim. A 2213 runs $64.99.
Great site btw asaint!
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As a Jebo owner, I can say they are not cheap, inexpensive yes. I have spoken with people that have been using them for years,trouble free.The reason they are inexpensive is their country of origin. The motors are well made,as is the housing.The German made Eheims are well made but way overpriced.The Jebo has every feature that the Eheim Pro has and is extremely quiet.The Eheim 2213 is for smaller tanks 20-40 gallons,is the low end model,doesn't have a primer button,making in difficult to start,and is reflective of its price. At $59.99 you could own The Jebo 828(for tanks up to 125 gallons),the equivalent of the Eheim 2028 Pro 2( their best) that sells for $200.00 plus. You Decide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For best prices go to the superfishstore.com. Petsolutions also overpriced!
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Actually ouch I see that you are in canada.... Most of the sites suggested will end up costing more due to exchanging currencies as well as shipping it across the border. I found an excellent price on my xp3 at "jlaquatics.com" $149.95. compared to bigalsonline at $199.95. If you spend $200 or more they'll ship for free. Try getting your filter, heater and a few misc and you should end up right around 200 bucks to get the free shipping. Mine came undamaged and in only 2 days. It is mainly a sw website but filters are filters and heaters are heaters.... Good luck
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For best prices go to the superfishstore.com. Petsolutions also overpriced!
Really? An eheim 2217 filter sells for 124.99 on superfishstore.com. It sells for 119.99 on petsolutions.
Whats the warranty on something made for mass cheap production from China? What I've heard about Jebo's is that the gph is grossly underrated, and the parts are cheaply made. I guess if youre on a strict budget, and "have" to get a cheap canister you could consider a Jebo.
I think I would trust a German made product hands down over crap from China. JMO
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