Where to by this filter in the UK???

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That's a different filter all together Aaron. The Tom Aquarium Products states 80gph (approx 360 lph) flow rate. The chinese alternative (probably a Boyu) is only 200lph. I've had one of the chinese ones before, and it did an OK job, but was difficult to prime and was a bit noisey.
 

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SteveUK said:
That's a different filter all together Aaron. The Tom Aquarium Products states 80gph (approx 360 lph) flow rate. The chinese alternative (probably a Boyu) is only 200lph. I've had one of the chinese ones before, and it did an OK job, but was difficult to prime and was a bit noisey.

They are the same design arent they?
I didnt check the shop but i assumed they might have more powerful filters in stock.

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aaronnorth said:
They are the same design arent they?
I didnt check the shop but i assumed they might have more powerful filters in stock.
Thanks.
Has Steve said, totally different model all together, I am really after the Tom Rapids filter. Cheers
 

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stuworrall said:
tag me in on this paulo as im also after something similar. wasnt sure about being a guinee pig for the boyu filter :)
Steve already purchased one of those and have heard from other people that they are not very good, the only alternative is the Eden 501 when AE get it back in stock.
 

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SteveUK said:
Quite cheap, but don't know about shipping to the UK -
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... atid=16742
Just went though their shopping cart and doesn't seem they ship to internationally, I will keep looking, maybe I will just have to order one through ebay and pay the high shipping costs or just get an Eden 501 when they are available. Cheers
 

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Piemonster said:
How about the Tetratec ex400 as an alternative?
I am after something small enough to sit next to the tank, the EX filter are too ugly to be out of the cabinet :p
 

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hi paulo,
i'm sure steve will pick you one up while he's over there in september :lol:
only joking.i think they use 120 volts in the USA,so might not work over here.
 

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LondonDragon said:
SteveUK said:
Quite cheap, but don't know about shipping to the UK -
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... atid=16742
Just went though their shopping cart and doesn't seem they ship to internationally, I will keep looking, maybe I will just have to order one through ebay and pay the high shipping costs or just get an Eden 501 when they are available. Cheers
Ive had an email off them Paulo and they do international shipping. Ive asked for a quote and if the power supply is switchable or not. will let you know when it comes back.
 

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erm, i dont think ill be buying this $19.99 filter :lol:

Dear Stuart,

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The Mini Canister Filter is not interchangeable for the UK 240 Volt.
 

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