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post #796 of 1843 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 05:58 PM
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We would love to see setup pics Welcome to the club!
Thanks, as soon as there's something to see I'll post em up. Right now we don't even know where it will be going, it's just sitting on the living room floor with some black sand in it

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post #797 of 1843 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 11:42 PM
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I'm looking to fill my tank around the end of December and will be going with a canister filter.

Right now my two stand out choices are:

Fluval 206 $99.99 +/- a few bucks


Eheim 2213 $89.99 +/- a few bucks


I know the tubing of the Fluval is a bit wonky, and is ribbed, which often collects mulm/gunk in it, and often spews it back into the tank after restarting it. Priming seems like a snap with the plunger unit in the lid.

I've had an eheim 2213, the tubing is more streamlined, and the intake and outflow are much cleaner looking, and it includes a spraybar (which i wouldn't use). Priming is a little more work than the simple plunger of the Fluval 206.

Both will provide more than adequate flow, I'm sure of that.


Basically I'm looking for other 12g Long owners to chime in on this and see what they have used and can recommend.
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post #798 of 1843 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 01:19 AM
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I've got a 206 on my cube tank and I expect it will be getting moved over to the 12 long soon, so far it seems to be giving enough flow on the cube tank so I expect it'll be tons for the long.

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I would definitely vote for the 2213

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My vote is the 2213.

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post #801 of 1843 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 09:33 PM
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I think Eheims are great, but not the old ones with those clips. The newer professional are better in that you close it, clamp it down and it's tight. The 2213, you have to play with it and make sure you push down evenly and have the o-ring sit properly...otherwise once you turn it on, it will leak.

For that reason, if these are your two choices, I'd choose the Fluval
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This is going to be my next tank and I would get the 2213.
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post #803 of 1843 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 10:47 PM
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Does anyone have the fluval 206? I want to know what is the tube size for that.



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Does anyone have the fluval 206? I want to know what is the tube size for that.
I think its 5/8" barbs, but you can fit 1/2" (13mm) tubing by putting the tube in boiling water for a minute then pushing it on.
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post #805 of 1843 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 06:41 PM
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Thanks for all the feedback everyone!

I forgot to mention, if i was to do the fluval, i'd get the 1/2" clear tubing to use instead of the stock ribbed fluval tubing.
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I am getting fluval myself. I don't really like eheim that much.



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just picked up a mr aqua 12 today! also picked up some new amazonia. I think i'm gonna go with a finnex ray and doing DSM with HC. Im so excited to get things going!
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just picked up a mr aqua 12 today! also picked up some new amazonia. I think i'm gonna go with a finnex ray and doing DSM with HC. Im so excited to get things going!
Congrats! More and more members to our club, can't wait to see the 12G's being the most popular size soon. You should start a journal and PM me once its done so I can link you to our club

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I am getting fluval myself. I don't really like eheim that much.
i feel like i am leaning towards the fluval to be honest. it seems like a breeze to clean, and to prime after stopping it when cleaning.
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i feel like i am leaning towards the fluval to be honest. it seems like a breeze to clean, and to prime after stopping it when cleaning.
What did you end up getting?

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