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Old 01-15-2009, 06:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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The Marineland Magnum went back to the LFS today. If I hadn't used the old model Magnum's, I wouldn't be as critical of the new "cost reduced" version. It's too bad that new design is such a mess.

Eheim, huh? OK, I'll check 'em out. LFS doesn't sell Eheim, so I'll need to find an online dealer.

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well i love my XP3
Ooops. Sorry, Freydo. Just saw your post.

LFS doesn't sell Rena, either.

What are Rena's pro's and con's?

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Other have said it already, but I love my EHEIM. It always keeps the water crystal clear, and is completely silent. There's no fish in the tank though :P.
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Rockylou...I would almost bet you would get a better deal online anyways vs the local fish stores
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Yeah look on Ebay, Craigslist, Aquabid. They'll have better prices. Or, I've even seen some good ones in the For Sale/Trade section on the forum that have good prices.
It may sound cheap, but I've noticed that everything in this hobby could be done cheeper then the commercial way, and still just as good. It seems like there's always a cheeper DIY method, or people selling their old items, people making products for 10x less then the brand names, etc. You just have to take some time to look before you go out and buy it.
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People sell them here from time to time.
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I've changed from 2 Magnum 350 to 2 Rena XP3 and couldn't be happier. We love our new XPs.
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Yes Eheim Classic is the best, the quality of the Eheim is excellent, the Germans really know how to design and pictures don't do it justice, when you see it in person you know it's quality... had i Fluval and it was utter rubbish,

If you're rich go for the Eheim pro 3 electronic "drool"
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Thanks to all for the info. Very helpful.
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I've changed from 2 Magnum 350 to 2 Rena XP3 and couldn't be happier. We love our new XPs.
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What size is your tank with the Rena's? How is the "flow" compared to the Magnums?
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