Q: Hi RENA Aquatic Supply,
Is your 'Rena API Filstar Inlet Strainer', Part Number: ACC840603, the original part for RENA Filstars, or the API part? I have an original RENA Filstar, and the Inlet and Outlets are different than what they became when API took over manufacturing. Besides the difference in shape and number of parts... On the RENA Inlet, the diameter of it is just a bit bigger than what it is on the API Inlet. To make API Extension Tubes fit on the RENA Inlet, you have to connect them backward then how you connect them on the API Inlet. Thus, the API Inlet Strainer does not fit properly when you try to attach it at the bottom of the API Extension Tubes for the RENA Inlet. The Extension Tubes for both the RENA and API Filstars seem to be almost exactly the same, so I don't believe the problem lies there. I believe the problem lies in that the Strainers are different. I don't know if you know about this issue I am talking about, or not.
In conclusion, I think I need the original Inlet Strainer part that is for RENA Filstars.
Kerstin Cochran, [email protected]
A: Although the new Filstar Inlet pipe is different the extension pieces and strainer are the same as what was used on the old inlet pipe. The new inlet pipe has taper that allows all the old and new inlet pieces and strainer to fit both the old and new inlet pipes. This is not true of the outlet pieces so in those instances the old outlet accessories do not fit the new outlet pipe.