Which Is Better For My Tank?

Discussion in 'Filters and Filtration' started by jenmur, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. jenmur

    jenmurFishlore VIPMember

    Got offerings of API Filstar XP L and a Sunsun 302

    I have a 55 gallon tank that will also have an AquaClear 110 HOB on it so definitely enough filtration. Which do you think would be better as a canister filter/more bacteria???
     
  2. ChaoryValued MemberMember

    The XP L does more gph than the 302, but if the 302 is half the price of the XP L, I would go for the 302. Bacteria will depend on your medias and stock.
     
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    jenmur

    jenmurFishlore VIPMember

    The API is $70 and the Sunsun is $35
     
  4. ChaoryValued MemberMember

    If price is what you are after then get the 302, if gph then get the XP L.
     
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    jenmur

    jenmurFishlore VIPMember

    Could I use media for other filters for these guys? Like sponges, biomax, bio balls, carbon, etc?
     
  6. ChaoryValued MemberMember

    Unless they have a Sunsun for the same price as the XP L, that does more gph than the XP L. That's if current isn't an issue.
     
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    jenmur

    jenmurFishlore VIPMember

    So far current is not an issue for this tank. It seems like these are the only two they have
     
  8. OP
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    jenmur

    jenmurFishlore VIPMember

    Got the Sunsun. It had better reviews as a brand and I am mainly getting it for more bacteria and as a back up filter
     






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