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post #16 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 09:34 PM
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Im in the same boat. Im looking at a 2215 vs 306 for my 40g. Ive had a 206 on my 20g for over a year and like it but Im thinking once I get a 2215 and like it ill get a 2213 for my 20g. The 206 is starting to leak at the aquastop and I just dont like the flow pattern it has compared to the eheim.
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I run both the fluval 305 and ehiem 2217 on my 90g. I also have a spare 2217 but i cant use it because the pins for the locking clips kept falling out and i lost them.

While Eheim is king at filtration, I personally prefer the fluval to be honest. Its got better flow and much easier maintenance. With the eheim you need to close off 4 hoses and disconnect 2 lines, where as with the fluval its all done with a single latch. Fluval media is also in compartments if you like to use different media.
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Eheim is actually more energy efficient and uses less power for the same rated filter. Not really an opinion - fact.

Your stating it's a fact doesn't make it so. You might want to provide something to back that up.
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Must say, i like Coke better...

Anyways i like Ehiem, i am about to recieve my 2217 in the mail and i'm pumped! i've heard great things about this filter, i've known a lot of people and currently know people who say ehiem is made better and won't leak as easy, also like someone mentioned before you can see how dirty it is at a glance, where as a fluval is like a garbage can (not meant in a negative way ) and can't be seen through.


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I have the FX5 and I love it. Seems it comes down to Coke vs. Pepsi doesn't it. Aside from the condescending pretentious comments, that is. And we know who you are, right Boston?
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Fluval and coke here. Ive owned many different series of eheim and just as many fluvals. I have no complaints with either.
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post #22 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 01:55 AM
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Big Fluval fan! Currently using a Fluval 306. Love the quick connects and stackable baskets. This filter is very, very quite. IMO, the Eheims look cheap when compared with Fluval's new 06 line of canisters.
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I believe it comes to personal preference.
Green hose.....vs..........ribbed hose
see through canister.......vs...........non transparent
etc etc.

I'm running two eheims a 2211 and 2215 and love them. Thinking of purchasing a third for my next project. There relatively quiet and easy to maintain.
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Re: Eheim vs Fluval Canister Filters

You lose flow with ribbed hoses. IMO the only Fluval canister worth your money is the fx5, and for Ehiem, the only ones worth your money are the classics.

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The insides of Fluval hoses are SMOOTH
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Re: Eheim vs Fluval Canister Filters

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The insides of Fluval hoses are SMOOTH
If you changed them out... Ribbed hoses are ribbed and not smooth like vinyl hoses. The edge of the ribbed hose is smooth though. I'll take pics of a fluval hose tomorrow if you really think that rofl

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Nope, don't bother. I just pulled a piece of mine out and looked at it and you are indeed correct. I must have got them confused with some other grey ribbed hose I have. Mea Culpa
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Re: Eheim vs Fluval Canister Filters

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Nope, don't bother. I just pulled a piece of mine out and looked at it and you are indeed correct. I must have got them confused with some other grey ribbed hose I have. Mea Culpa
Lmao! That's what he said!

Possibly. They do make hoses that appear ribbed on the outside but smooth in the inside.

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Eheim vs Fluval Canister Filters

Any recommendations on where to find Eheims for the cheapest price? (Besides amazon)


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Re: Eheim vs Fluval Canister Filters

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IMO Eheim wins hands down every time. They work for a start. They are far cheaper to run. They requite less servicing. They are VERY well made and will last for longer. No contest, get a Eheim.
+1 eheim.never had troubles.

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