greenmagi: Thanks for your interest. unfortunately, I have not owned a current model Fluval or XP3 filter, so I can not really give an honest comparison. IMO
the Jebo 828/Odyssey filter is pretty darn good for the money. As I stated earlier, the flow rate seems about the same as my 2217 and the fittings and hose are very comparable. It also primes very easily, it has a pump button on the top like the Eheim Professional II series. I filled my canister with water and primed the pump wtih a few pushes and plugged it in and away she went . The Jebo seems noisy compared to my 2217, but I'm guessing that its comparable to a Fluval or XP3. I'm basing this on what I've read from other posts about these brands of filters. I don't know what the longevity of this filter may be, I haven't
seen any posts on that. I purchased mine on Ebay from www.thefishfactorywi.com
I think their price is now under $50. The best feature of this filter, IMO
, are media baskets. You don't need to have mesh bags etc. The instructions that accompany the filter lose a bit in the Chinese translation but its nothing that you can't really figure out. I'd buy one again. At this price you can afford to replace it every 2-3 years. Hope this helps somebody out there. Please feel free to post any questions you might have.
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