Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 93
Rated 5 out of 5 by aerotiy Best canister filter for your money!
I was skeptical at first because this canister filter is priced so low compared to all of the competitors. However, I have had both the Marineland C-series canister as well as the Magnum pro canister filter. I found both of those to be quite noisy and so I went back to using an Aqueon HOB filter which also made a bit of noise, but was bearable. I saw the great reviews for this particular filter and decided to go out on a limb and try it. This filter is super easy to set up if you follow the instructions. I love the versatility it offers with the various baskets and the availability of so many different kinds of media. And best of all, this filter is so quiet! I can finally enjoy my aquarium without incessant humming noises in the background. I'm glad I didn't spend an extra $50-$100 on another brand.
June 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fishfirst API Filstar XP M
Love this canister filter cant say one thing bad about it. One of the easiest set ups I've ever installed and priming took less then a min. I have owned Fluval in the past and not had good luck with them seals, noise etc... This Api is quit and foolproof I highly suggest you get one for your tank. I also run another canister on the other end of my 75g tank just for giggles but you really don't need it one will do. Good Luck!
March 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joe1987 Have two filters both work great,easy to prime and easy to clean. Quiet when running.I have Platy fish and the fry get contained in the bottom of the filter and survive until I clean the filter.If you have a problem putting the hoses on just heat the hose end with hair dryer and push on.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by stik best filter for your money
I have a 125 gallon tank, so I bought the large api filter, seen how the other filters are so expensive, so was worried if this one would be okay.. I have a overflow system built in on my tank, so I didn't use the provided pipes that came the it, works great, flawless so far, been set up for 3 weeks now. crystal clear water. I liked it because It because it had a universal hook up for your water lines, makes it easy to hook up to almost any system.. only down side I see is that it didn't come with a lot of media with filter, but for the price you can get which ever u want to add more of, it does come with enough to get it started. so just to see if it was easy to clean, I took it apart today. auto water cutoff worked great, and quick disconnect is flawless. Came apart easy and was simple to service, primed easily. A+ rating from me.. if you are wondering if you should buy this like I was, just do it. you wont be disappointed..
March 5, 2015