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Old 03-19-2007, 12:05 AM   #11
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Wow! I was thinking of dropping down the spray bar down the rear left side of my 55gal. Its too long? Only option is along back of tank? What about with the XP2? same size?
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My preference is with the XP3 as well. Very good filter and very easy maintenance.

As for the spraybar, I have mine in the back left corner, vertically from top to bottom. And the output is towards the front glass. Mine isn't too long for my 55G or 75G.

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I have to agree with the gang here...I've read about the Xp3 and it looks like an excellent solution! I was going to recomend a spraybar to spread your flow but if it comes with an attachment I think that would solve your proble and give you an great filter!
The XP's come with both the powerjet nozzel and a spraybar, your choice to use whichever you want.
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:41 AM   #13
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Wow! I was thinking of dropping down the spray bar down the rear left side of my 55gal. Its too long? Only option is along back of tank? What about with the XP2? same size?
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Vertically? It will fit anywhere in a 55g vertically. Horizontally and you are limited to the front and rear only.

Maybe all us Filstar owners should write Rena a letter? With so many tanks available today that are not more than 15" wide, shortening the spraybar, or better yet, making it a 2 piece, would be a great upgrade to future models.
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:12 PM   #14
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Ok got the Rena XP3 filter
Now what do I put in the lower bins? Foam? any specific? it came with only a carbon bag.

Also--should I put intake next to the power reactor that dissolves my co2 or away from it? My theory is that it would take the co2 and help circulate it?
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Maybe all us Filstar owners should write Rena a letter? With so many tanks available today that are not more than 15" wide, shortening the spraybar, or better yet, making it a 2 piece, would be a great upgrade to future models.[/quote]

Better yet, ask them to make the tubing black instead of blue.
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Ok got the Rena XP3 filter
Now what do I put in the lower bins? Foam? any specific? it came with only a carbon bag.

Also--should I put intake next to the power reactor that dissolves my co2 or away from it? My theory is that it would take the co2 and help circulate it?
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Myself, I cant see what it would hurt. So long as the Co2 doesnt build up inside the filter and cause noise. I cant see that happening easily though.
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Maybe all us Filstar owners should write Rena a letter? With so many tanks available today that are not more than 15" wide, shortening the spraybar, or better yet, making it a 2 piece, would be a great upgrade to future models.

Better yet, ask them to make the tubing black instead of blue.
I agree. However, I took care of that issue by planting my water sprite in front of it. Cant even tell its there. Of course, larger pieces such as plant leaves get caught up in the water sprite. But thats no biggie (yet).
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Folks,
Thanks for all your help!
I hope to transfer filter media from AC500 to XP3 Wed nite--prime and go!

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