Re: 2 canisters on a 55
So far it is working great. The jbj came with a double length spray bar. I put it along the back of the tank. The ehiem is in the back left corner pushing the water in a circle. I hooked up a toms surface skimmer to the ehiem. I had a few hiccups with impeller noise. I finally figured out that you have to make sure the impeller snaps onto the magnet. It still is not as quiet as the pro 3e, but it is quieter then the jbj. I have a 300w hydor inline on the jbj. It has kept the temp perfect so far. I have bags of purigen in both and I'm using ehiem coco puffs in both. I opted to not use the carbon on either. The jbj has a huge media capacity. But its not near the quality of the ehiem. I don't expect it to last as long either. The plastic all feel thin and cheap! The handle that locks the hoses in/controls flow would easily break with careless handling. The priming stick is very thin! I'm glad I will rarely need it. Saying all that. It does what it says all the features work. The question now is how long. The 2236 is what I expect as far as quality and ease of use from ehiem. My only quam is I expected it to be dead silent. I will continue to update.