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Old 01-29-2006, 05:11 AM   #21
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so what is the update for the xp3?
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Maintenance is easy too. Even though it didn't need it, I did a maintenance on it just to try it, and took me less than 5 minutes. And that includes rinsing the sponges out in old tank water, and rinsing out the cannister unit, and putting it back together, priming, and plugging in. I'm really happy with my choice.
Unfortunatly you missed the biggest pain when it comes to canister maintenance (and why I won't buy one again) - cleaning the tubes. I had a 404 and after a few months the flow rate was way down, even though the filter itself was clean. I had to unhook all the tubes, drain them without spilling (nearly impossible), and hook them all back up after cleaning - the whole process was a huge pain. Shortly after my 404 was up on Ebay and I was back to my good old Whisper 60 which is basically maintenence free except for slapping in a couple $.50 cartridges every few weeks.
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It will be hidden behind your tank, and not in the tank.
I just reordered one(bought the wrong tube size) and need to know if I can put it in my tank stand or if it has to be between the wall and tank.
Does anyone have one in their tank stand? Thank you
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Old 01-29-2006, 02:12 PM   #24
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Maintenance is easy too. Even though it didn't need it, I did a maintenance on it just to try it, and took me less than 5 minutes. And that includes rinsing the sponges out in old tank water, and rinsing out the cannister unit, and putting it back together, priming, and plugging in. I'm really happy with my choice.
Unfortunatly you missed the biggest pain when it comes to canister maintenance (and why I won't buy one again) - cleaning the tubes. I had a 404 and after a few months the flow rate was way down, even though the filter itself was clean. I had to unhook all the tubes, drain them without spilling (nearly impossible), and hook them all back up after cleaning - the whole process was a huge pain. Shortly after my 404 was up on Ebay and I was back to my good old Whisper 60 which is basically maintenence free except for slapping in a couple $.50 cartridges every few weeks.
Well, it's been running since Christmas, and all's great. Looking at the tubing, being fairly cleat, nothing is building up in them. There's just a couple spots here and there, where it looks like algae growing on the surface, but that's all. 1 months and as clear as a bell. And great flow.
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Old 01-29-2006, 02:17 PM   #25
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It will be hidden behind your tank, and not in the tank.
I just reordered one(bought the wrong tube size) and need to know if I can put it in my tank stand or if it has to be between the wall and tank.
Does anyone have one in their tank stand? Thank you
From what I heard, they should be in a verticle position so there's less build-up. I just ordered a 300W myself, so when I transfer my XP3 to the 75G, will add that as well.
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Old 01-29-2006, 09:52 PM   #26
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300w you mean a uv filter?
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300w you mean a uv filter?
I hope not, a 300W UV would be serious overkill, I've never seen one that powerful.
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yeah thats right its probably the heater.
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The heater.
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I've been running cannister filters for about 15 years and have never experienced a reduced flow from restricted or clogged tubing.
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