The API FilStar XP M canister filter is an extremely powerful aquarium filter for freshwater or marine aquariums. The FilStar XP M provides complete filtration on tanks up to 75 gallons using no-bypass construction and a flow rate of up to 300 gph. The XP M filter is easy to set up, maintain and clean.
FilStar XP filters feature an easy-to-operate anti-airlock system to allow self-priming, uninterrupted operation. The API FilStar Canister filters also feature flow control, an adjustable inlet, and a single lever control quick disconnect for easy maintenance. The FilStar XP M has two multi-use media baskets for biological and chemical filtration media, and has a handle to make media changes quick and easy. This multi-stage filter has bypass-free circulation which guarantees that all water flows through the filter media and not around it, ensuring a cleaner aquarium. The FilStar filter system also has a unique sediment collection chamber for removal of wastes. The chamber improves filter efficiency and reduces clogging.
The filter's large rubber base suppresses vibration and noise, providing quiet operation.
FilStar XP M includes one 30 PPi fine foam insert, one 20ppi coarse foam insert, 5 Bio-Chem Stars, 1 Bio-Chem Zorb pouch, and 1 micro filtration pad to get you started.
I have this filtering system for long time some time after the maintains give some trouble overall fantastic quite .t
Good for the price 10/11/2013
I have have two of these there have been no major issues with ither one. occasionally one of the latches will come off while you are cleaning it wtch is no big deal it snaps right back on. I dont here it running. and honestly i prefer the tray set up over the other types i have seen and used in the past it is verry easy to load and clean. although this is no top of the line model it will work great for your average hobbiest
Great Filter 3/6/2013
Reviewer: Mike G
I have been an aquarist since the early 1970's. I like this filter as well as any I have tried. I have 58 gallon tank with 4 adult discus in it. I have used this filter on it for almost 7 years now and it has performed magnificently. I did need to replace the cover gasket after afew years, as well as the impeller assembly, but they lasted over 4 years each and the replacements still work great.
Not bad - but strange fractures appear 11/28/2012
Reviewer: Abe Lincoln
I used this filter for about a score on a 55 gallon freshwater aquarium and it did great - crystal clear water when the media was applied and changed regularly. Unfortunately, one day it developed a strange fracture in the canister itself, and I couldn't track down a replacement.