API Filstar XP Aquarium Canister Filter
I bought the Filstar size large for my 150 gallon tank that house my one year old female mississippi map turtle and some tetras and a 7 inch pleco. It is a great filter and easy to clean which I only do once a month. The reason I did not give 5 stars is because it did not come with instructions on how to set up so I had to go to youtube for a tutorial video. It can be tough to prime but one you figure it out, it's very easy.
July 22, 2014
THIS FILTER IS DIFFICULT TO PRIME.
THIS FILTER IS VERY DIFFICULT TO PRIME. I HAVE CHANGED THE FILTER CONTENTS FOUR TIMES NOW. EACH TIME HAS BEEN VERY DIFFICULT JUST TO GET THE WATER FLOW STARTED AGAIN. IT IS VERY FRUSTRATING TRYING OVER AND OVER TO GET IT STARTED. I WOULD DISCOURAGE ANYONE TO BUY THIS FILTER. I STARTED WITH THE MEDIUM SIZED ONE AND THEN EXCHANGED IT FOR THE LARGER SIZE HOPING THAT IT WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE BUT I STILL HAD THE SAME PROBLEM.
June 5, 2014
I have a 120 Gal Fish tank and it is suppose to filter up to 175gal. It was easy to put together and get started. My only complaint is they do tell you what is included but don't specify it is for a 55 gal tank. You don't know how much more is needed to filter a larger tank until you get it and read through the manual. I've only had it running for a couple of weeks with all the filters need but my tank looks good no longer cloudy and my fish are happy!
February 16, 2014
So far we love it!
We ordered this to replace a Penguin hang on back filter which did a good cleaning but was too noisy for the bedroom. I wanted a canister style but wasn't willing to pay hundreds of dollars for one. The Filstar was on sale for only $87 so I decided to give it a try. The first one arrived with a crack in it. But a call to the customer service representative had a new one sent overnight. We just set it up and we are on day two with it. It is super quiet and had the water polished in less than an hour. It was pretty easy to put together. I had viewed a YouTube video on setup so I already knew the steps. My one and only dislike is the meager amount of biological material included with the filter, about 5-6 little stars. I ended up buying additional fluval biological material to add. Otherwise I am thrilled. I will see how easy it is to do maintenance on and how well it lasts. At this point, I highly recommend it.
February 2, 2014