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Old 09-23-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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Which Canister filter?

I am setting up a 70 gallon tank with cichlids. I have decided on a canister filter, but am not sure which one to get. Want something that's nice but don't want to break the bank.

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Old 09-23-2012, 03:54 PM   #2
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XP3 is a good canister for the money... My XP3 has been running over 4 years in my other 55g. I'm also starting a new Malawi 75g tank and will be running the XP3 canister along with AquaClear 110 power filter.

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Old 09-23-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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Agree with the above statement. I have had my xp2 and xp3 for like 10 years with no issues. Other people really like the fx5 but I can't compare due to the fact I've never needed a new one
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I have a Eheim 2215, great filter. Did loads of research before I bought and chose that as it has great reviews. My tank is 63 gallons so similar size to yours.

The Fluval FX5 always seems to get great press. I was thinking of getting one but it's more for 100g+ tanks. But Eheim and Fluval are brands you should definetely look into.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:08 PM   #5
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Rena XP canisters are great filters. VERY easy to service. Only one lever to mess with, and no priming when setting back up after service. They do an excellent job!! I wouldn't have another Fluval. Just my opinion. Hated them, ceramic impeller shaft, and hard to get reprimed.
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