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Old 12-14-2003, 12:57 PM   #1
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Welp, just ordered my XP3...

Finally i have gone to the canister filter side... after a month of researching, reviews, income amounts, and just pure desperation for a cleaner tank i finally caved in and got my new xp3 for $100....

Is there anything i need to do or know to prepare for this? any sacriliges activities or any words of wisdom before operating?? .. should be here in a couple of days! 8O
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Old 12-14-2003, 01:02 PM   #2
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There is nothing much to prepare for, just follow the directions and hook up the canister. You will want to leave your current filter in place for a while until the canister builds up good bacteria on the media.
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From what I hear the xp3 is a good choice. I'm waiting for mine to arrive also. The canister filters are really nice, they do a good job in keeping the tank crystal cear. I have two Fluvals now and quite happy with their performance. Can't wait to use the Filistar I've heard its even better and self priming!
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Once you get the hang of it, you will love your filstar! The directions stink, so if you have problems like I did setting it up, call their technical support. They are great! I have an XP2 and an XP3 on my 100 gal. cichlid tank. They are so quiet I have to touch mine to make sure they're running. You will love the baskets for easy clean up, how easy it is to restart it, and I also read that it has an auto shut off if the motor starts to overheat. Another thing you will like which I assume applies to all canister filters is that when the power goes off, when it comes back on, your filter is right on track. I hate coming home to my tanks with HOB filter which are all whining because the power went off & on! I think you will be very pleased!
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I have had an XP1, and besides the fact that I paid as much for it as you paid for your XP3, I love it!
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Old 12-14-2003, 09:48 PM   #6
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XP's are great.
Love the ones I have running here.
Other than a bit of hassel at repriming, they work like a charm.

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One of the features I like the best on XP's ....is the "spray bar" attachment!!
Really helps with water circulation alot!!!

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I like the ajustable flow rate because I can cut it back when I am feeding, and crank it back up when they are done.
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well i ordered the xp3 yesterday, and got a call this morning asking if i was going to be home to recieve it.... SAWWEEEET! Guess its good that I live in the same area as them, but i just dont have time to stop by there to get it.... **** work! but its getting me the canister!
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