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01-09-2014 05:02 PM
Greg0u812 Do I have to wait until after my two XP XL's are hooked up, or can I go ahead and be #175?

They are sitting under the 125 ready to go! Just need to add water to the thing!




I may be late jumping into an old thread.....but.....I'm here!
05-26-2012 12:06 AM
jimko
05-25-2012 10:45 PM
Gplus
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Originally Posted by bsmith View Post
I really like my Renas (XP3 and an XP1) but since this is a forum and the goal of these forums is to spread fact based/experience gleaned info, I must be honest.

I prefer the Eheim classic line thoroughly over ANY other filter. There, I said it. I know those of you whom have meandered over to the Eheim version of this thread (or even the SUNSUN thread where I feel compelled to try my hardest to stop people from buying cheap equipment when associated with this hobby as the consequences will likely prove themselves much, much more costly than what they saved initially!) have read my dissertation on canister filtration.

Don't get me wrong, the Renas are MUCH easier to service, prime and disassemble. But for me the lower consumption of power, more efficient cleansing of water, quieter operation, longer service intervals that the 0 bypass design promotes (you dont get clogged up channels of flow with the classics so the flow drop is much slower and more linear as compared to the XP series IME) and just the crazy dependability/reliability I have experienced throughout the years.

I HAVE A 2217 THAT HAS THE MARKING "MADE IN WEST GERMANY" ON THE PUMP/MOTOR HOUSING!!! Cant really get more clear than that.

I will never buy another filter other than a classic Eheim but I also will not let people try to misrepresent Rena XP's as they are damn fine pieces of equipment. IMO, just not the damnest or finest.

Perfectly explained, well thought out and full of sense! I couldn't have said it any better myself! Your explanation just made all these "eheim", "rena" filter club threads completely useless! What you said is exactly how it is and we don't need these "show off" threads to prove it..
05-21-2012 06:27 PM
bsmith I really like my Renas (XP3 and an XP1) but since this is a forum and the goal of these forums is to spread fact based/experience gleaned info, I must be honest.

I prefer the Eheim classic line thoroughly over ANY other filter. There, I said it. I know those of you whom have meandered over to the Eheim version of this thread (or even the SUNSUN thread where I feel compelled to try my hardest to stop people from buying cheap equipment when associated with this hobby as the consequences will likely prove themselves much, much more costly than what they saved initially!) have read my dissertation on canister filtration.

Don't get me wrong, the Renas are MUCH easier to service, prime and disassemble. But for me the lower consumption of power, more efficient cleansing of water, quieter operation, longer service intervals that the 0 bypass design promotes (you dont get clogged up channels of flow with the classics so the flow drop is much slower and more linear as compared to the XP series IME) and just the crazy dependability/reliability I have experienced throughout the years.

I HAVE A 2217 THAT HAS THE MARKING "MADE IN WEST GERMANY" ON THE PUMP/MOTOR HOUSING!!! Cant really get more clear than that.

I will never buy another filter other than a classic Eheim but I also will not let people try to misrepresent Rena XP's as they are damn fine pieces of equipment. IMO, just not the damnest or finest.
05-21-2012 05:36 PM
comatoast I was using a nearly new Eheim Ecco 2236 when I bought another member's two year old XP2. Sold the Eheim and kept the XP2- that was a couple of years ago, and I'm still very happy with my decision.
05-21-2012 03:05 PM
Gplus Just to add a bit of insight. I went out and bought an Eheim 2234 yesterday to add to my Rena XP2 I have in my 55 gallon. So far I like the Rena much better. The output pipe for the eheims are essentially useless. You have to tinker with the thing to get it to sit right. I also think my rena is easier to get all the air bubbles out!
05-13-2012 05:36 AM
FISTER_ #174!! I have 2-Rena XP3 for just over 3 1/2 years and still running on my 29g and 75g.
05-13-2012 05:06 AM
JEden8 #173 here! I just purchased my second Rena XP today! I have an XP3 for my 90 gallon and bought an XP1 today for my 27 gallon! Yeah buddy! HAHA
01-08-2012 10:14 PM
bsmith
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Originally Posted by Only One Haze View Post
Can the outflow of the XP4 be slowed? I can get a great deal on one but it will be going on a 30 gallon...way too much?
When you buy a filstar brand new there is a flow control valve fitting that can be attached to the spray bar. If your buying it used then just make sure that the seller has all the original stuff and you should be good to go.
01-08-2012 09:53 PM
Only One Haze Can the outflow of the XP4 be slowed? I can get a great deal on one but it will be going on a 30 gallon...way too much?
12-27-2011 06:04 AM
jersysman #172!

I have 2 XP3's on two 29g. Will be getting an XP4 when I set up my 40g breeder tank.

FILSTAR all the way!!
05-15-2011 01:37 AM
duff
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Originally Posted by bsmith View Post
drive by overpaying.

Poor thing...........











lol
05-15-2011 01:27 AM
bsmith
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Originally Posted by zenche View Post
Fluval G series drive by!

One of the few, the proud, the Fluval G series Pimps
Drive by overpaying.

Poor thing...........











05-15-2011 01:22 AM
duff Finally up and running - I only wish I would have switched to the canister filter 6 years a go! Silent and great flow Xp1 on a 20g tall. Flow looks great and silent, silent, silent and no ugly HOT on back of tank!

Anyone have a suggestion on the changing out the grey intake? Stands out in my tank like a sore thumb. (would prefer black...)
05-12-2011 07:25 PM
vespers_ #171!

i have an xp1 on a 10g and love it. can't hear a thing and i keep it in my bedroom
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