Rena XP1 External Filter Reviews
Product Type: Rena fish accessories
Description:Manufacturer: Rena / Type: Fish Tank / Aquarium Filtration / Areation
Newest Review: ... from this. Also as mentioned, I have changed the filter inlets to solid tubing, to avoid air leaks. These filters are ... more
by - written on 28/06/11, updated on 28/06/11 (Very useful, 59 readings)
I have been using a Rena XP1 for around 7 years, along with an XP4 for 4 years-ish. I use mine on aquatic turtle tanks. This is a bit of a baptism of fire, since turtles produce upwards of 3x the mess fish do. Their waste is also a lot heavier. So my Rena filters have had their work cut out for them! My XP1 was part of a complete setup deal, bought from Maidenhead Aquatics (4x2x1.5 Rena tank, hood, cabinet, 300w heater, freshwater master test kit, fish food, 2 light tubes and of course XP1) for the grand total of £500. I bought my XP4 for £112 including next day time specific delivery. You can get cheaper, just as efficient external filters. But I think the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/10/10, updated on 21/03/13 (Very useful, 129 readings)
About 5 years ago I was running a Fluval 4 and a Fluval 1 and then 2 in my four foot tank. Of course Fluval claims the four alone is adequate, but it is not. The filters were cleaned frequently, partial water changes regularly and the water was still less then the crystal clear I like to see. So when a workmate of my husbands offered to sell a Rena xp4 with several other accessories at a reasonable price, I jumped at it. This is the best thing I have ever bought for my aquariums. The Rena XP4 is the same as this model but larger, and instead of one basket with filter medium, it has 4. the XP4 can filter 1,700 litres per hour. It is recommended for tanks up to ... Read the complete review
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