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I stumbled upon an old post about filtration - which involved some people talking about how the AquaClear filters have gone up in price recently. Anyway, someone said how http://www.drsfostersmith.com was now selling AC110's for $79.99 but if you put in the following model number when searching (YL-120311) it would show you the same model AC110 but for the old price. I tried it and it works, and it lets you buy the AC110 for $44.99.

Here's a link to the AC110 with the new price ($79.99) which actually lists all the AC filters on the same page:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... catid=3610

And here's a link to the AC110 with the old price ($44.99) which just lists the AC110:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... &catid=115

I also found you can do this with the AC70 (YL-120259) for $28.99 and the AC20 (YL-120114) for $14.99

I was a bit hesitant to post this here, because I might be exploiting a flaw in their website which if brought to their attention would be taken away - but I wanted to see if anyone knew about this regardless. I added the filter to my cart and it showed up as $44.99 and from what I could see, it worked if I were to buy it. However, regardless I was just planning on printing it out and bringing it to Petsmart to see if I could get it price matched. Does anyone know what's up with this?
 

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I would guess it's an old link or a glitch they have overlooked.

I foresaw the pricehike and bought some spare ones that I still have in storage, so I'm all set...

But for anyone interested in having a couple AC110s on back up I would suggest attempting to make the buy. Worse thing they can do is say no and give you a chance to cancel your order. But since everything is automated, the initial sales will probably go through and they will dissable the links.

Get them while they're hot!

~Toby
 

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I found that post too. I printed out the website from fostersmith, took it to petsmart for a price match, and got the filter for $44.99. It ended up being about $30 off.

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Geez, thats a **** good deal!
 

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I was about to pull the trigger and noticed the Part Numbers are slightly different. The high priced one is CD-120311 and the low priced one is YL-120311. Has Hagen made any changes or upgrades to the Aquaclear line?
 

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I traded several for an eheim pro recently. I can tell you this - one was new in january and was retired in march or early april due to noise I coudln't fix. The other two were years old. They had both been used on tanks I bought from people who had used them for years and now I had used them for years. Those oldies worked like clockwork. Maybe i got a bad one, but everything I did had no effect on how much noise that piece of junk was making. In total I've owned 4. 3 oldies that worked great, and 1 new one that was terrible.
 

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I picked two of these up from PetSmart last night using the printout above. The cashier had to call her manager over, but the manager OK'd it. I'd like to say thank you for the tip and the heads up. If there IS a manufacturer difference in the two models, I hope I got the better of the two :)
 

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I got both yesterday. Interesting about the different part numbers. They are exactly the same EXCEPT both are VERY scratched up badly although clearly new not used.

I wonder if rather than rejecting the case they sell the reduced price.
 

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Finally got around to going to Petsmart today. I brought the print out from DFS showing the AC110 for $44.99 and they had no objectiosn to price matching the filter. The girl at the register just called the manager over to change the price.

I'd definitely recommend at least printing out the page for future reference for anyone who is interested. Then you can head to Petsmart and have them price match it whenever you want. I now have two AC110s on my 55 gallon Mbuna tank and it is looking crystal clear already.
 

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basinpup said:
I stumbled upon an old post about filtration - which involved some people talking about how the AquaClear filters have gone up in price recently. Anyway, someone said how http://www.drsfostersmith.com was now selling AC110's for $79.99 but if you put in the following model number when searching (YL-120311) it would show you the same model AC110 but for the old price. I tried it and it works, and it lets you buy the AC110 for $44.99.

Here's a link to the AC110 with the new price ($79.99) which actually lists all the AC filters on the same page:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... catid=3610

And here's a link to the AC110 with the old price ($44.99) which just lists the AC110:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... &catid=115

I also found you can do this with the AC70 (YL-120259) for $28.99 and the AC20 (YL-120114) for $14.99

I was a bit hesitant to post this here, because I might be exploiting a flaw in their website which if brought to their attention would be taken away - but I wanted to see if anyone knew about this regardless. I added the filter to my cart and it showed up as $44.99 and from what I could see, it worked if I were to buy it. However, regardless I was just planning on printing it out and bringing it to Petsmart to see if I could get it price matched. Does anyone know what's up with this?
Thanks for the useful post. What's the old part numbers for the AC30 and AC50? Does anybody know?
 
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