Hello- I just bought the rena filstar xp2. I had been looking for the fluval but everywhere I went they were so expensive. I got the xp2 for about 90 dollars and thought about getting the xp3 which was 120 but the LFS
talked me out of it saying it was overkill. They have been really helpful and so I trust them. It is a place that only sells fish. I was worried about it, but it was easy to put together, had several ways to place the in and out pipes, runs fairly quiet, and seems easy to clean. I can also put several different types of filter media inside. I will say that the color of my water once I went to a canister filter was so clear that everyone kept commenting on how nice it looked. So it was worth the money spent. I do know that you can find filters online so much cheaper but my hubby hates shopping online so I stay away from it. Good luck picking one out and be sure to tell which one you went with.