Rapids Mini Canister Filter Mini Canister Filter
Great Little H.O.T Filter
After buying a 15 gallon square tank with a hood with the cut outs already made, my choices for a filter were limited. I almost went with a more expensive canister filter but after reading a lot of the reviews about this filter, I decided this would do the job. It really exceeded my expectations!! You can put anything you want into the media bag, I just used what came with it for now. I filled it with water, placed the top on making sure that the seal was seated evenly and clamped it down. Then I removed the "plug" out of the top (you turn it a half turn and it pulls out) and filled it the rest of the way with water. Water started leaking around the seal so I knew then that the seal wasn't seated right. I un-clamped it and did the process over again and it was fine. I didn't have to prime it at all. I just plugged it in after I connected the plastic accordion hoses (which are horrible btw), and I was in business. I'll replace the oem hoses soon before they tear when I clean/change the media. The water is crystal clear, people are really surprised that this is the only filter I am running! I've seen, as others have mentioned, tiny micro bubbles spit out of the spray bar from time to time. I have no idea why as there are no leaks or air getting into the filter. Who knows? Overall, it's a great little filter!!!
July 24, 2015
Had this for about month now, and I cannot find anything bad to say about it. It cleans my 8 gal tank and keeps water clear. Cannot even hear it running, which to me is a GREAT feature.
June 17, 2015
Excellent Canister Filter
I just recently switched to canister filters starting with a Marineland C-360 for my 60g tank. When I set up my 20g I was so displeased with the HOB filter i started searching for small canister filters and came across this one. I am beyond pleased with this product I would recommend it to everyone looking for a small, dependable, and powerful small canister filter. The only things that were unfavorable was how hard it was to finagle the intake\outtakes into the fish tank, and when I first plugged it in, it did not work! Thankfully i read a review on here about someone having to shake it to get all the air out for the water to turn over. That being, said I have no problem buying my own tubing and I dont mind if I have to give it a little shake after maintenance. I will be buying another one of these filters and maybe more on my next purchase at Dr. Foster & Smith.
June 12, 2015
Love this little filter, packs a lot into a small package! Setup is quick and easy! Getting all the air out of it took a couple of tries but other than thatno problems, great flow and options for media you can't go wrong. Water is crystal clear.
April 21, 2015