Filters!!!!

travdawg

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New question for you old timers!

I am lookin at filters, the big 3 seem to be Eheim, Filstar, & Fluval. Form personal acounts, & reviews... it seems that the Fluval is out the window. So that brings it down to the Mercedes of Eheim, & the more economical Filstar. To me, the Rena Filstar XP 3 seems to give the best bang for the buck... However, I was wondering if any of you have had any experience with the Penn Plax Cascade Canisters??? They look nice, but I have been unable to find any opinions on them anywhere...

If you all have an opinion to share in regards to any of these filters, please post them!!! I would love to reach a higher level of enlightenment before I commit to a purchase!!!

*meditates on filters*

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chubasco

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Re: Filters!!!!

Travdawg, check out Via Aqua filters, too....aaahhhhrroooffff

Bill
 

Ian H

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Re: Filters!!!!

There are many pretenders but only one Eheim (range). Quiet, efficient and long lived. I can't exactly remember how long ago I bought my 2213 original but it's at least 20 years. I've never replaced any part except the media. Still going very strong. If I ever need another filter you would have to produce a very convincing argument to make me stray from Eheim, even if it was twice the pretenders price.

Old timer signing off now to have a nap.

Ian
 

m lemay

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Re: Filters!!!!

IMO the Filstars are the best filters in thier price range. If money is no object then get an Ehiem.


Marcel
 
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fishface

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Re: Filters!!!!

m lemay said:
IMO the Filstars are the best filters in thier price range. If money is no object then get an Ehiem.
Marcel

got 2 xp1's and an xp3 and nary a problem...great econonomics tons of media space!
 

Tom Barr

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Re: Filters!!!!

I have Via Aqua's, no issues.
I do not like the Fluvals.
Ehiems are good.
ADA has some 380-500$ canisters:)
There are other things when you get into these price ranges(Ehiems).

I like sumps for larger tanks, canisters for 75gal or less.

Regards,
Tom Barr
 

BIGFOOTRoger

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m lemay;941 said:
IMO the Filstars are the best filters in thier price range. If money is no object then get an Ehiem.


Marcel

I concur.............2 -----XP3 's ,CO2, T5 HO 4 X 54W.Fluorite, Setting in 18W UV soon.

Ease of use,Large Media Area, Good Flowrate, Self priming !

Roger
East Lansing , Michigan

Of Course .......Got my 2---XP3's on two deals ................One for $80 and One for $50............Hard to beat.
 

BIGFOOTRoger

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travdawg;937 said:
new question for you old timers!

I am lookin at filters, the big 3 seem to be eheim, filstar, & fluval. Form personal acounts, & reviews... It seems that the fluval is out the window. So that brings it down to the mercedes of eheim, & the more economical filstar. To me, the rena filstar xp 3 seems to give the best bang for the buck... However, i was wondering if any of you have had any experience with the penn plax cascade canisters??? They look nice, but i have been unable to find any opinions on them anywhere...

If you all have an opinion to share in regards to any of these filters, please post them!!! I would love to reach a higher level of enlightenment before i commit to a purchase!!!



*meditates on filters*

ommmm ommmm ommmm
ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
namaste
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