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Old 08-16-2005, 06:49 PM   #1
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Rena Filstar XP3

I've thought about getting a couple of rena filstar xp3's. They are 350gph and are for up to 175gallon aquariums. I would use them for my 125gallon. Would this be over kill if I got two of these. I've heard cichlids are very messy anyways. Or has anyone had any problems with these filters, or any experience at all?
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I would get two. I live a turn over of 5 or 6 times an hour.
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:03 PM   #3
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Yea thats what I was looking at, but does anyone have any experience with these filters?
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Old 08-17-2005, 12:11 AM   #4
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A bit personally, but I have a good 6-7 friends that are pretty serious aquarists that have been swearing by these filters for 3+ years now....and not a one of them has had trouble with a single filter...not even once.
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Old 08-17-2005, 12:55 AM   #5
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I don't have any experience with the xp-3 but with the xp-2.I recently bought a couple of xp-2's for some 46 gallon tanks I have and I love the ease of maintanance with them. I have a Fluval 404 on an 80 gallon tank and like it as well but its a little bit harder to make sure its sealed properly.I'm looking at getting a xp-2 or xp-3 to run in tandem with the 404 since the tank is heavily planted, that way I should get better water movement/filtration. The fluval is still a good filter but after getting the xp-2, I think I will stick with the Rena filters in the future.
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Old 08-17-2005, 01:18 AM   #6
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Sweet, alright thanks guys. I'm gonna go with the two rena filstar xp3's. The LFS around here is trying to charge $199 for one. 8O On petsmart.com they have them for like $104.99.
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Old 08-17-2005, 07:00 AM   #7
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Big Als has them for $100. http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...d1=2885;pcid2=

Drs. Forster and Smith have them for $87. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...2&N=2004+22777
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Old 08-17-2005, 01:37 PM   #8
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Yea I was looking at that yesterday, but I don't know how long the sale is. Thanks. I won't have the money until next thursday. :|
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According to this page, the sale runs until September 5.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...3383&subref=AL
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Old 08-17-2005, 01:56 PM   #10
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Oh wow, thanks for finding that info!! Hey, doesn't bigals match other places prices though? I heard they have free shipping after $200.
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