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Old 04-21-2005, 04:20 PM   #11
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I second buying it at big al's. Shipping is a flat $11.95 after $150, so pile on all the other stuff (I'm sure you have plenty on your list) you need to buy in the same order. It'll save you a bunch in the long run. Buy it on a Wed or Thur (before noon) in order to get double points!!!
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Old 04-21-2005, 05:11 PM   #12
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thanks everyone.
Thanks FishyRican those are great prices, I'm gonna check those sites. BTW are you Puerto Rican? BORICUA!
But anyway, i think im gonna go with the Filstar XP3 from what i read so far.
Im goin to use the filter on a 80 Gal. planted. for my convicts, puffers and rope fish.
But im gonna give this thread sometime before i buy. i really wan to hear from someone who has owned both.
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Old 04-21-2005, 08:18 PM   #13
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I have been using the xp3 for almost three months now. I like the fact that it comes wiht both a spray bar or powerjet nozzle for options. The flow rate is a good idea but you probably won't need to turn the flow down on an 80gal. Maintenance is really easy and the "no-re-priming" is nice too. I haven't used the fluvol so I can't compare but I too heard more negatives about the fluvol than the filstar. It is hard to compare unless someone who has used both can give you a direct comparison....
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Old 04-21-2005, 08:25 PM   #14
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I second that, Xp3 is a great filter and www.bigals.com is the place to buy it. If you can find for less they will beat the price by 5 % all you have to do is call their landline. I use the XP3 on my 90 gal freshwater tank and flow control is great for when you feed the fish. (it doesn't sink food to the bottom that quick). HTH
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Old 04-21-2005, 08:26 PM   #15
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sorry the link is www.bigalsonline.com
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Old 04-21-2005, 10:00 PM   #16
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But im gonna give this thread sometime before i buy. i really wan to hear from someone who has owned both.
Some of the prices I found were sale prices, so you may want to keep an eye on them.
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Old 04-22-2005, 02:44 AM   #17
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I ordered my XP3!
I cant wait to get it in.
I want to thank all you guys for the feed back.

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Old 04-25-2005, 09:30 AM   #18
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Aceuno, what kind of tank do you have? Or do you have MTS?
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Another vote for the XP3. I've had it on my 70 for about 3 months now also. No complaints/problems. The only thing I had to do was drill a couple more holes in the spray bar to reduce the current I was getting, as my 70 is a tall tank and only 13 inches wide.
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I have MTS so bad. lol
I have one 10 Gal.
A 20 Gal. Hex
And a 80 Gal. lol (thats what i bought the XP3 for)
For my 80 Gal i want to make it planted but i dont know about CO2 and all that yet.
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