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I need a filter for my 50 show tank that I'm setting up. I really want a canister filter, they seem to work better and don't require maintenance as often. Can anyone suggest the best canister filter for under $200? The cheaper the better(cost, not quality), I just got out of the military and am currently "between jobs" :D .
thanks in advance,

Khris
 

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Rena Xp3 - I think these are the best bang for your buck with canister filters if you are on a budget!
 

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I second the XP3... its what I use in my 47g...

try to find a cheap online price and buy it at a Petsmart and have them match the price... I got mine for $140 with tax... thats $50 less than they were charging without tax...
 

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hasn't arrived yet. According to fedex tracking, it will be here on Wednesday. Even then I have to cycle the tank so I won't have a critique for a while. I'm debating whether or not to do a fishless cycle. either way I'm going to use bio-spira. I'm kinda impatient. :D
Oh, just some advice if you want to buy one. They sell them at petsmart, hard to find but some do carry them. Find it cheap online, i got mine from Drs.fostersmith.com, and have them pricematch. I wish I'd done that, I'd already have it here and my tank would be cycling. SO you'll get it for a great price and get it instantly. They also carry the XP-3, which you can have price matched with kensfish.com, they're only $114. I'm thinking about getting one to double up with my c-360, i plan on having a pretty big bio-load. :thumb:
 
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