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Old 05-06-2008, 03:53 PM   #1
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Mini-Canister

I was perusing the internet looking for possible new lighting options for my 20g tank, and I came across this little filter Canister Filters: Rapids Mini Canister Filter at Drs. Foster and Smith and I was wondering if anyone had any experience with them and whether they would recommend it? And especially whether it would be recommended over a regular HOB? Any information would be most welcome! Thanks!!!
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:55 PM   #2
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I had a bad experience with those, but I think it was just limited to the one specifically I had. I couldn't get it to seal, so it just leaked water everywhere.

Anyway, that aside, I think for a 20g tank you'll want something slightly larger. I'd recommend an XP1 for a canister filter for a 20g tank.
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:46 PM   #3
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Yeah, using the search function and seraching around the internet, it doesnt sound like they're a great product actually. The Zoomed 501 seems to be a little better, but possibly not for a 20g. I thought if it worked well and I could easily hang it on the side, it might be nice, but my HOB is fairly new, and i use the under tank area to store my tank supplies, no room for a real cannister down there.

Thanks for the thought though!
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:07 PM   #4
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I had one, it arrived broken. The connecting piece of hard plastic near the intake hose. I asked for the replacement part and they sent me a whole new filter, which was great! Then the replacement broke in the same place, so I chucked both filters and got an Eheim 2213.

It was a very nice little filter when it was working-haven't seen another of similar capacity and design. If they could just fix that little problem....
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:11 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input, i guess i'll go a different way sounds like that little problem could be...well....problematic
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