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Post Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:47 pm   

I've heard this is an excellent filter--I've never heard a bad thing about it. Considering the absurd price for shipping the XP3, I think you did really well. :D
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:02 pm   

I just ordered the XP3 from drfostersmith.com. This will be my first canister filter. Can't wait til it gets here. Beyond what comes with it I ordered the ceramic rings. Based on reading this thread that seemed to be everything I need.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:39 pm   

It's good value for the money and should do an adequate job of helping keep the water clean. What size tank are you putting it in?
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:55 pm   

I am working on getting a 90 gallon tank.
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:55 pm   

marisa wrote:It's good value for the money and should do an adequate job of helping keep the water clean. What size tank are you putting it in?


I'm putting mine in a 50 gallon tank... thats assuming you were asking me the question... thought I would answer anyway :P
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:22 pm   

Well, I was originally asking Spookster, but if you're going to put that Eheim 2028 in a 50-gallon, Hammy, the water should be sparkling. (And a belated happy b day to you). :D
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 3:34 am   

Thanks Marisa :)
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:49 pm   

I know this started out as a thread for the XP3 filter and I kinda hi-jacked it for my own use... for that I apologise...

As for my main reason for replying to this thread again - My NEW FILTER ARRIVED!! <insert big old smile here>

I only got it set up tonight, so will give it a few days then will try my best to write a decent review on it... covering as much as I can possibly think of at the time...

Its nice!
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:10 pm   

This should be good. :D Everyone I've read about who has this filter seems to love it.
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:18 pm   

Hammy wrote:I know this started out as a thread for the XP3 filter and I kinda hi-jacked it for my own use... for that I apologise...

As for my main reason for replying to this thread again - My NEW FILTER ARRIVED!! <insert big old smile here>

I only got it set up tonight, so will give it a few days then will try my best to write a decent review on it... covering as much as I can possibly think of at the time...

Its nice!


Mine arrives this Friday. :)
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:23 pm   

Spookster wrote:Mine arrives this Friday. :)


This is my first cannister filter too - and as a complete novice I was sure to spill water everywhere right? - unfortunately I did! I managed to disconnect the hose and ALL the water ran out of it - so my advice is to be careful. And good luck with it!
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:51 pm   

Thank's for the tip.
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:51 pm   

Hammy wrote:
Spookster wrote:Mine arrives this Friday. :)


This is my first cannister filter too - and as a complete novice I was sure to spill water everywhere right? - unfortunately I did! I managed to disconnect the hose and ALL the water ran out of it - so my advice is to be careful. And good luck with it!


I found that if I lift the release lever and just let the unit sit for a little while, it doesn't really spill any water. I think it just needs time to depressurize.
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:42 pm   

I think my first error was to try and release it while the cannister was still plugged in... so it was all my own fault/stupidity!
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