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right, how would a canister that only moves 340 gph (which is prolly way less with media) filter a 180g tank? yea, no thanks. DIY a canister filter with a better flow rate, prolly the same price if not maybe less
 

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jebao?? china stuff? wanna be eheim? lolz no thanks ,you get what u pay for..!!
 

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Most of what Jabao makes is junk! I seen leaking filters and I have seen two of there aquarium lights catch fire. Don't buy that Chinese junk. Remember the lead that's in Chinese toys or the pet food that killed thousands of cats and dogs. Don't buy there junk it will probably make your fish sick.
 

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Tigerdat said:
Most of what Jabao makes is junk! I seen leaking filters and I have seen two of there aquarium lights catch fire. Don't buy that Chinese junk. Remember the lead that's in Chinese toys or the pet food that killed thousands of cats and dogs. Don't buy there junk it will probably make your fish sick.
thats so right
 

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right, how would a canister that only moves 340 gph (which is prolly way less with media) filter a 180g tank? yea, no thanks. DIY a canister filter with a better flow rate, prolly the same price if not maybe less
My XP3 moves 350 gph and is rated for up to a 175 gallon tank. Check out the specs on the eheim classic series if you're worried about GPH and tank size:)

not suggesting this filter is comparable, btw.
 

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lol 2x turnover is too little for me, but with a name brand like that, I'm sure thats rated with media installed, where with that taybo or whatever it is isn't/
 

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It's only Xenophobia when you have no basis for the fear. When a nation has a 'recent' track record of making toxic/outright poisonous items, it is prudence. I would stick with the known good brands.
 

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Thanks for the input. I think I'll pass on this one and go another route. I've been burnt on cheap imitations before and it looks like this is just that. Better to put the money toward a known canister than take a chance, even though this may be a decent one for a while.

Danny
 

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wow :eek: i have 2 on my 110g tank and they've been going strong for almost 3 years with no problems.you guys are to hung up on name brands i think.i don't have money to waste so yeah i "cheaped" out but in the long run i'll make it up.would i just use 1 on a 180g tank?no.but i also wouldn't use just 1 fx5 at 3 times the price either.
 
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