Rapids Mini Canister Filter Mini Canister Filter
Tricky, but works amazingly
I have a small 10 gallon fish tank with 2 goldfish. I was about to set up an undergravel filter until I read up more on them and decided against it. I have always liked canister filters and this one was my first. I am very impressed with how clean it keeps the water and how QUIET it is!! The loudest part is the water coming out of the spray bar which I ended up detaching. It was tricky to set up, the instructions are basically pictures, but if you have a little common sense and a lot of patience you should be able to figure it out. Overall I am very happy with this purchase. A great filter for small tanks. Glad I did not go with the undergravel filter.
December 23, 2013
very good canister
I bought this canister filter to improve filtration in my 20 gal tank, Im very satisfied with that ,works very quiet and water become way clearer than before .Only thing is that I ve change original hoses they were to sticky in my opinion .besides its a good choice Thank you
September 15, 2013
easy to set up and service
this skimmer is perfect for a small aquarium it is easy to set up and clean and service it also works great.
September 12, 2013
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