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View Poll Results: Eheim Classic 2217 Vs Rena Filstar XP3
2217 42 60.00%
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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-21-2005, 04:31 AM
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XP3s are fine filters, but they are tall. No complaints with noise from me. Of course, I have impaired hearing on my left side, which as it happens, is the side facing my tank. My XP3s have been totally reliable and the quick disconnects work great.





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Quick C, thanks for those links. I will probably do as you suggested.
the 2026 does look sweet, and no heater in the tank.
Maybe I'm reading this wrong, a 2026 doesn't come with a heater but you certainly put an inline one on the exhaust side if you want. The 2126 comes with a heater.
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I've had both.

I ebayed my XP3.

I much prefer the Eheim unit. Better designed and built. And quieter. Get the eheim installation kits too, and you have a much better looking and working setup than the cheesy filstar.
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You're right leftC I didn't know the difference, until I took a careful look at Eheim's site.

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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-25-2005, 06:14 PM
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I haven't used the Rena's, so I will not vote. I have used the Eheim's for years and love them. Like others have mentioned, there is a significant price difference. It looks like people like them both. I normally get my Eheim filters in auctions for very little money. If I had to buy new, I would probably buy the Rena due to price. I will probably be buying one for my 90 gallon in a few weeks. The important thing to note in this post is that there are no comments about the failure of either of the filters...that means there is not a bad choice to make. :-)
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Every Rena I have seen has come with media. Sponges, fine pad, and most lately some ceramic rings.
Have they come with enough to fill the filter? Or just enough to get you going? My understanding is they dont come with enough to fill the filter.

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The important thing to note in this post is that there are no comments about the failure of either of the filters...that means there is not a bad choice to make. :-)
For as many post that have stated Rena filters are great there are probably just as many stating issues. Sucking air, water leaking, noise, etc. However, there are few complaining about eheims. I personally own 5 eheim filters and after seeing a XP in person would never buy one. they plastic seams flimsy at best.

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I'd like to know what you chose, I am considering between the classics and filstar.
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yeah I know old thread...lol
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