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API FILSTAR XP FILTER SIZE M Aquarium Canister Filter

3.6 out of 5 stars 159 customer reviews

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  • Contains one (1) API FILSTAR XP FILTER SIZE M Aquarium Canister Filter 1-Count Box
  • Very powerful filtration for perfectly balanced and crystal clear aquarium water.
  • Very easy to use and maintain; allows for centralized control of all the functions of the filtration system.
  • Quick disconnect, leak free, fast cleaning, and self-priming.
  • Allows the use of various filtration media available in the API range, and meets your specific freshwater and saltwater requirements.
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Product Description

The API FILSTAR xP is extremely powerful, unbelievably easy to use and maintain, and so silent it can be used in any room in the house. The API FILSTAR xP Canister Filter offers several set-up options, making it adaptable to fit your individual needs, and includes features that set it apart from all other canister filters: 1- Easy Start-Up – One-time, self-priming system primes in seconds, without hand pumping or manual siphoning, 2- Maximum Capacity with large baskets hold API highly efficient filter media products, 3- Unique Anti-Airlock System prevents overheating and eliminates the need for re-priming, 4- Bypass-Free Circulation ensure maintenance, 5- Long-Lasting, heavy-gauge construction stands up to the rigors of everyday use, 6- Easy Access gives immediate access to media baskets, impeller, and shaft, 7- Large Rubber Base keeps filter in place and completely dampens vibration. Various API media products are available enabling you to customize your filtration system to meet your own particular aquatic requirements. You’ll see the difference the Filstar XP’s advanced filtration system makes in creating a cleaner, healthier environment for your fish. Contents of the box: 1 API FILSTAR XP-M 2 flexible tubes 59"(1,5m) 1 set of accessories (inlet and outlet tubes, gooseneck, suction cups) Illustrated instructions 1 30ppi foam for removal of finer debris, Bio-Chem Stars superior biological filtration. Grows massive coloinies of beneficial nitrifying bacteria. Size 6: superior resins activated carbon.Cleans & Clears aquarium water. 1 microfiltration pad for ultra-fine filtration and polishing. Specifications: Flow-rate: 300 U.S. GAL/h (1150 L/h) Aquarium volume: up to 75 U.S. GAL (280L) Canister volume (1.6 U.S. GAL (6.3L) Waterflow with filtration media and accessories: 160 U.S. GAL/h (605L/h) Number of filter baskets: 2 Power: 23W With API Aquarium products, it’s easy to keep a beautiful saltwater, freshwater or reef aquarium. For over 50 years, API has been creating innovative, research-driven solutions that make it easier to care for your fish and aquarium. API Aquarium Treatment Supplies are designed to work in conjunction with each other to provide best results to control algae, promote healthy bacterial growth and help control and cure fish diseases and conditions such as ich and fin rot. They work to provide a safe, hospitable environment for fish such as tropical community fish, cichlids, goldfish and more. With API, you can spend more time admiring your fish, and less time scrubbing your tank. Make sure to use all products as directed in order to ensure the best results.


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  • Uses BIO-CHEM ZORB® an exclusive research grade resin-carbon blend.
  • BIO-CHEM ZORB® removes compounds that carbon alone cannot remove.
  • Primes in seconds with only a cupful of water.
  • Does not require hand-pumping or manual siphoning to start.
  • Patented anti-airlock system eliminates the need to re-prime.
  • Centralized control of all functions to remove canister without losing prime.
  • Self-locking water shutoff system prevents accidental flow during maintenance.
  • Holds any combination of filtration media: mechanical, chemical and biological.
  • Maximum capacity baskets. Each basket holds up to 4 different media pouches.
  • Inner dividers allow maximum flexibility.


The superior design of the API FILSTAR XP makes it one of the most reliable canister filters. Its solid construction ensures a trouble free and quiet operation. Strong flow rates and superior filtration media provide optimal filtration results with very easy maintenance.

Filtration Media

API FILSTAR XP comes with efficient media* for powerful 3-stage filtration:

  • Step 1: Filtration pads of 20 ppi and 30 ppi remove debris (mechanical filtration)
  • Step 2: API BIO-CHEM STARS quickly establish the biological filter. They provide 4 times more surface area than ceramic rings for massive bacterial colonization (biological filtration)
  • Step 3: API BIO-CHEM ZORB makes water clean and clear. It removes colors and odors as well as compounds that carbon alone cannot remove
* The exact contents of the box can vary depending on the filter model.


Filter Size Aquarium Size Flow-Rate
(Gallons per hour)
xP-S Up to 45 U.S. GAL 250 U.S. GPH
xP-M Up to 75 U.S. GAL 300 U.S. GPH
xP-L Up to 175 U.S. GAL 350 U.S. GPH
xP-XL Up to 265 U.S. GAL 450 U.S. GPH


All API FILSTAR XP are guaranteed for 2 years.

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  • Makes water clean and clear.
  • Removes colors and odors.
  • Removes compounds that carbon alone cannot remove


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  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 13.5 x 15 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00026Z4KS
  • Item model number: 721
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 159 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,117 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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