Equipment Review and Discussion :: Rena Filstar XP Series Canister Filters

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:20 pm   

OK, I'll go with the ceramic rings and the chem zorb.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:45 pm   

The XP3 comes with the chem zorb, but not the rings. I think you can skip buying more chem zorb, but thats up to you. :)
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 4:11 pm   

I'm buying extra of everything so I don't have additional shipping costs when I need it. Just ordered eveything I need. Now I need a new tank and stand. I can't wait to set things up. It's long overdue.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:06 am   

Well I was planning on buying a Rena XP3 filter and reading through the last couple of posts, I would need the filter and 2bags/boxes of the ceramic rings.

Is that it?
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:44 am   

That should be enough.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:51 am   

Alright, thanks guess I'll order it either later tonight or this weekend.
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Post Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:14 pm   

Well my XP3 just came in today, time to set it up.
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Post Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:41 pm   

My XP3 came today :)

Thanks so much for spreading the word about bigalsonline, great price, and great shipping job. Got the items quick too.
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:13 pm   

Alright... I took my XP3 out for cleaning. Everything went well and all until it was time to put it back together. The problem was after the priming, I plugged it in but the water wouldn't get sucked in and the filter wasn't making the smooth sounding noise it did when it was working.
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Post Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:07 am   

Did you take apart the hoses for cleaning too? If you did, you would need to add water into the intake (blue plastic tube).
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:59 am   

Here's a safety tip for those using XP's. The strainer on the intake tube can be knocked off and a turtle can get caught in the current. The turtle can be harmed if some body part is sucked into the tube and the turtle can't get loose.

To prevent this problem glue the strainer onto the intake tube with aquarium silicon or some other non-toxic glue.
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:39 am   

Question about the spray bar...

I have it put on, but its submerged, do I need it on? Will I get a higher outflow if I take it off?
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Post Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:44 pm   

I pretty much use the spigot for the outflow, but I would use the spray bar when I used the filter on a smaller tank and wanted the filter to provide a more "gentle" output.
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Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:07 pm   

steve wrote:Did you take apart the hoses for cleaning too? If you did, you would need to add water into the intake (blue plastic tube).

Yeah I did that. Late reply, but I had to use a spare filter , had things going on >_>. Water would enter the intake and fill up the filter, but after plugging it in, the mechanical part that sucks more water in and pushes more out stopped working and now it just makes a buzz sound.
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Post Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:24 pm   

The impeller is stuck or broke? It sounds like something isn't seated right or not closed right.
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