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Old 05-13-2011, 12:46 AM   #1
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is this a good deal for this canister filter?

175G External Canister Aquarium Filter (free one pad ) | eBay

40 + 20= 60 dollars for shipping and handling for a canister filter with 1 median pad?
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:24 AM   #2
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I've never had any experience with one but the specs seem comparable to a Fluval 405. I would give it a shot for the money but I wouldnt use it on tank over 75g. With a flow rate of around 320gph it wouldn't work for a 170g as claimed but should do fine on a smaller tank. Go for it and let us know how it works out!
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i have a 150 gallon tall tank so i guess this sale sucks thanks for the advice


do u have any links to a good site that hae ones for my tank cheap?
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A fluval FX5 would be a good canister filter for that size tank, though personally I'd use 2 aquaclear 110 hob filters.
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A fluval FX5 would be a good canister filter for that size tank, though personally I'd use 2 aquaclear 110 hob filters.
Agree with the FX5, but I would suggest you to go with two canisters, maybe not 2 FX5, something smaller, like two RENA XP3 or XP4.... Having two will always be better in case of a maintenance issue or malfunction.
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:13 PM   #6
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2 aquaclear 110 hob filters.

do you have any links where i can get those 110 hob filters??

or do anyone have any links to get like two RENA XP3 or XP4 for cheap??
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:54 PM   #7
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You can usually find the best prices on e-bay.
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I got an XP3 for $150 shipped on ebay. That was the best price I could find... the only reason I chose it over a fluval 405
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Amazon has 405's for $149 and fx5's for $234. The best prices i could find with free shipping.
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