Rapids Mini Canister Filter Mini Canister Filter
Functional & Easy
Have had the Mini for over 8 years now and even though I have bought other small filters for my 2.5 gallon holding tank, I always return to use the Mini. At first it was a bit involved to clean, but after the second time, I'm appreciating how easy it is to move around and clean compared to my Eheim 2213. It's water flow removes large amounts debris. The spray bar is more than adquate in creating surface movement and fits the 2.5 nicely. Have also used it in a 5 gallon tank and I would say it's adequate for that size as well. Customer service was helpful when I needed to call with questions. They even sent me a motor replacement which is in the top cover, even though I only wanted the magnet propeller gizmo replaced. Don't worry about the black accordian type tubing...it does not leak or crack and is stronger than it appears. Value is excellent.
March 24, 2013
Excellent product, I'm using for my planted aquarium and works great. Well worth buying. Guaranteed to satisfy!
March 14, 2013
5 star filter
I'm not sure why other people are having problems with this filter. I ordered this for a 8gal freshwater tank and I am beyond impressed. It was super easy to put together. Nothing was broken and all the parts are good quality. My favorite part is its completely customizable in its setup and what kind of filter media you use. The hoses were plenty flexible and the spray bar is a great bonus. This is absolutely the quietest filter I have ever seen. It doesn't vibrate or hum, you cannot hear it what so ever. I would recommend this filter to everyone.
January 12, 2013
This filter is great. Eazy to work on. It would be great if it had shutoff valves on the in and out inlets.
December 23, 2012