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Old 10-20-2005, 03:08 PM   #1
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Eheim Classic 2217 Vs. Rena Filstar XP3

At the risk of starting the canister filter equivalent of a religious war,

Which one? Eheim, has a great rep, Filstar has some nice bells and whistles (Disconnect for one).

Has anyone had both of these? Has someone switched, and then regretted, or didn't regret?

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Old 10-21-2005, 12:03 AM   #2
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Eheim all the way...the Mercedes of filters....if I could afford nothing but, it would be all I use.
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Old 10-21-2005, 12:44 AM   #3
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If you never want to have to do major repairs and want a super quiet filter that will run that way for decades with proper maintaince and have the money, go with the eheim.

If you want a filter that is easier to maintain and setup.. then the XP3 might be for you.
I would expect more maintaince long term though.. If you have never had to fix a filter.. that might be something to consider..
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I've fixed filters (my fluval 304 is 10 years old, and is still going. They were round when I bought mine), and made my own Fluidized bed filter, but why should I have to waste my time on re-building something.

Thanks, I'm now looking to wait and get an E 2206.
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ahh.. so you have had to fix one.. yea.. It can be a waste of time..
I like to tinker with things... but I dont buy things that I know Ill have to tinker with.. unless I get them for uber cheap used..
no problem.. I hope you dig the eheim.. :P
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