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Old 08-05-2004, 04:20 PM   #11
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Thanks all.. I will get the Eheim 2026 if I decide to upgrade from my HOB emperior..
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Old 08-05-2004, 11:33 PM   #12
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If you are planning to use CO2 currently/future then do not choose the wet n dry model as you will lose the precious CO2 in the filter.

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Old 08-06-2004, 08:06 AM   #13
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I have a filstar XP2 and XP3 running on my 100 gal. tank for over a year now. I did a lot of research on canister filters before deciding on the Filstars. I chose them because of the removable media baskets (with handles), auto priming (after the first time), and it has an auto shut off if the motor starts to overheat. Sometimes I have to touch the tops of mine to make sure they are working! I am very pleased with my Filstars.
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Old 08-07-2004, 10:35 PM   #14
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I made the mistake of buing the magnum 350 and it is a POS imo.
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Old 08-08-2004, 05:54 AM   #15
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I have the penn-plex cascade 1000 and seems to work fine, 3 baskets with handles, primer button, etc etc.
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Old 08-08-2004, 02:05 PM   #16
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I like the Fluval 404.
I have one on my 180 that works very well.
It's easy to clean and it is no0t noisey at all.

But I really like the Ocean Clear canisters.
They are huge and are a pressureized system.
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Old 08-09-2004, 12:20 PM   #17
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ordered two xp3's, they should be here either today or tommrow. I will let you know how they work out for me. I have the penguin 400's but they just do not filter fine enough for me.
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Old 08-11-2004, 07:46 AM   #18
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I'm going to get a canister for my 37gal to help out the eclipse hood filter. The FilStar XP1 looks to be good for the task. I like that it comes with a spraybar. Seems to be a lot of people happy with them.
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I have to report a negative review on the Fluvals. I had a Fluval 304 which lasted 7 years. I was told that I was lucky. Two-three years ago when my original Fluval 304 died, I remember reading here about the bad reputation of Fluvals. I didn't listen since I had great luck with the first. I know they are only gauranteed for 3 years, but I don't think it lasted that long. Last Friday night the second 304 went out. I decided against the Fluval make and got an Eheim. The lfs seemed to like them a lot. I got it home. It's quiet. However, the tank water is not the crystal clear that the Fluval would get it. THat's why I'm here. To post a question on how to get the Eheim series to filter as good as the fluval. So I'll post another thread.
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Old 08-15-2004, 03:08 PM   #20
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U mean Fluval 303 u brought 7 years ago? The X03 model is totally different from X04 model.
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