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Old 07-22-2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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Rena or Fluval??

Well I'm changing my mind again. I was interested in the Fluval G3, But they are pretty pricey! Now I'm going between the Fluval 406 And the Rena XP4. This is for my 40 gallon breeder tank. Which would you choose? Which one is more quiet? Thanks!
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I'm a Rena person so I'm all for it.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:38 AM   #3
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Interesting...API (who bought Rena) now publishes flow rates with and without filter media, hoses,etc on the product page:

Welcome to API Fishcare: API FILSTAR xP-XL
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20 gallon nano-reef torn down to make way for the 40B Reef (original thread and current update).
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:32 PM   #4
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Neat! I bought the XP4, hope I made the right choice!
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I use all Rena XP's 3's, and 4's. I like them a lot. Never had any problems at all with them.
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Wow! Got the filter all set up!! Really quiet! It's only been on an hour and I think my tank looks better already!! Happy so far
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Wow! Got the filter all set up!! Really quiet! It's only been on an hour and I think my tank looks better already!! Happy so far
Glad you like the Rena filter. I am really happy with the reliability of them. I have one that has been running for 10 years straight, and never had to replace any parts
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Please post updates after it's been up and running for awhile with your long term impression...
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Ok so the rena is working fine. My problem is really cloudy water. I recently changed to black sand and ordered pods and fish from reefs 2 go. Since putting in the pods and that my water is so cloudy. I keep doing water changes and I've changed the felt pad in the filter 3 times. Could the cloudiness be from all the pods ? My fish seem fine. But I'm so frustrated I'm ready to rip the tank apart......again
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Just leave it alone and it should clear up. It is probably a bacteria bloom from all the water changes and new filters.
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