API FilStar XP Canister Filters are designed for effortless installation, trouble-free maintenance, and of course, the incomparable aquarium filtration you expect. The FilStar XP series anisters provide proven performance along with the ability to customize your aquarium filtration media to meet whatever challenges your aquarium demands. The FilStar Canister Filters' stackable filter media baskets have a no bypass design, which maximizes the ability of your filter media, and are easily removed for simple maintenace. The API FilStar is ideal for freshwater or marine aquarium, models are available for aquariums up to 265 gallons.
owned the largest size of this filter for at least 3 years. Have tried all kinds of different medium with different sized fish. The tank still has to be cleaned twice a month. Sorry not impressed with this filter
see through canister 12/27/2013
This one of the very few filters that have a translucent/transparent canister. I like to have the ability to actually view the water as it flows through the filter, to monitor rate and quality. These provide for more volume/surface are for filter media compared to others with the same footprint, as these are square and not round. I have 2 (s) and 3 (m) and all function very well. Although very quiet, there is a low hum that probably can't be avoided.
XP2 canister filter 11/12/2013
I've had the XP2 for about 5 years now and it's one of the best canister filters I've ever used. I've had no issues with leaks or failure of any kind. It'ssimple and easy to change and clean filters and media. I've been keeping aquriums for 25+ years and will purchase a Rena XP for my next tank.
XP M 3/13/2013
I have a 40 gallon breeder and previously used a Marineland canister. Switched to the XP M and enjoying it. They could include more bio-stars though, tubing isn't too flexible, but then again maybe that is a good thing. Filter is quiet, works well and provides great flow to the tank water. Water is clear, and will be getting additional filter media for the XP M
XP 2 Canister filter 3/12/2013
Reviewer: Richard Andersonq
Did a great job for 3 years then the motor failed. Not happy with that. Didn't like the flexible tubes for the intake and discharge. They are not very flexible.
Great Filter. 11/9/2012
Reviewer: Tom in Orange CA
I have had the XP L (three section) for four years. 135 Gal tank, no problems, clear water.
Great cleaner, unbeatable price 9/24/2012
I have two xp3 filters running two tanks. For the past year I have spent minimum time cleaning and maximum time enjoying my tanks
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