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Old 02-11-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
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Choosing A New Canister....?

Im sick of my marineland c-360 giving me problems (leaking now) so Im looking for a new canister. Id prefer an Eheim, but theyre a little pricey. So Im trying to decide between the Rena xp2 and the Fluval 306. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:47 PM   #2
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I use the Rena XP3 & 4. They are a very dependable filter, and VERY easy to service. I am currently running 9 of them. I have never had any problems with them. My oldest one is about 9 years old and still running with all the original parts.
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Im sick of my marineland c-360 giving me problems (leaking now) so Im looking for a new canister. Id prefer an Eheim, but theyre a little pricey. So Im trying to decide between the Rena xp2 and the Fluval 306. Any suggestions? Thanks!
What size tank?
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Its a 45 gallon bowfront. Actually it would be the Rena xp3. Im gonna see if Marineland will send me a new filter head. One thing I will try in the future is using silicone grease on all my gaskets/o-rings at each maintenance. Maybe the seals will last longer (if thats even the problem).
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Its a 45 gallon bowfront. Actually it would be the Rena xp3. Im gonna see if Marineland will send me a new filter head. One thing I will try in the future is using silicone grea se on all my gaskets/o-rings at each maintenance. Maybe the seals will last longer (if thats even the problem).
U can also use Vaseline. Wouldn't hurt to try. I've got a fluval fx5 on mine.
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I have a Fluval 305 and I love it. It is so quiet I have to touch it to see if its working. Mine has never given me any problems in the past 8 months I have used it. The only thing I do that they dont really tell you is lubricate the gasket with pertoleum jelly to enhance the seal and keep the gasket moist.
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