The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic

Thread: Recommend a 60p canister filter Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
12-07-2012 06:52 PM
ronaldvalente
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmhart View Post
The fish are constantly having to swim "upstream" and it blows my scape around way too much uprooting things. I like some flow, but this is just over doign it.
Don't blame you there, nothing worse than your scape getting messed up by flow.

I use 2x 2217 with submerged spray bars on my 75-P and have no issues which was why I was curious. I also have 2x 6025 Tunze circulation pumps.
12-07-2012 06:47 PM
jmhart
Quote:
Originally Posted by ronaldvalente View Post
Too much flow thought a lily pipe? Really? How so? Are the fish upset?
The fish are constantly having to swim "upstream" and it blows my scape around way too much uprooting things. I like some flow, but this is just over doign it.
12-07-2012 06:43 PM
ronaldvalente
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmhart View Post
I use a 2217 on my 60-P. Goes through a Hydor ETH and then out through an ADA lily pipe. The 2217 in this arrangement gives my tank way too much flow. I'm about to downgrade to a 2215.
Too much flow thought a lily pipe? Really? How so? Are the fish upset?
12-07-2012 06:38 PM
jmhart I use a 2217 on my 60-P. Goes through a Hydor ETH and then out through an ADA lily pipe. The 2217 in this arrangement gives my tank way too much flow. I'm about to downgrade to a 2215.
12-06-2012 12:19 PM
tropicalmackdaddy Im getting a 2215 for mine
11-27-2012 11:02 AM
ronaldvalente
Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasCichlid View Post
My wife just ordered me the 2075 for my birthday. She's happy and I am happy. Thanks for the help OVT. I will try and diagnose the 2028 after the new filter arrives.

I check those gaskets and wipe them down when I clean. All are in good shape. I also check that plastic part that comes off the head unit and inserts into the trays. No cracks there either.
Happy Birthday!
You will love the upgrade for sure.
11-27-2012 12:58 AM
OVT You are welcome.

It's so happens that my birthday is coming up. Would it be too much of an imposition to borrow your wife? I promise I'll give her back

<hides>
11-27-2012 12:41 AM
TexasCichlid My wife just ordered me the 2075 for my birthday. She's happy and I am happy. Thanks for the help OVT. I will try and diagnose the 2028 after the new filter arrives.

I check those gaskets and wipe them down when I clean. All are in good shape. I also check that plastic part that comes off the head unit and inserts into the trays. No cracks there either.
11-27-2012 12:38 AM
OVT
Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasCichlid View Post
Do you notice an increase in noise throttling back your 2075s? That would be my primary concern.
No, no perceptible increase in noise at all. The flow control is just a simple ball-valve - by moving the lever you are decreasing the diameter of the outflow.

Here is another idea: all baskets have a short pipe in one corner. Each pipe should have a black rubber "washer" on top. If any of the 3 is missing or is badly cracked/worn the flow inside the can will be disrupted. I had to replace mine after ~ 10 years. They are ~$6 for 3.
11-26-2012 11:48 PM
TexasCichlid Flow test was with everything attached inline. I will try it without but will be a bit. I will also try it with my cerges reactor I am building and see if there is an improvement there.

Do you notice an increase in noise throttling back your 2075s? That would be my primary concern.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
11-26-2012 11:43 PM
ThatGuyWithTheFish Fluval 306 maybe?
11-26-2012 11:35 PM
OVT Like most Eheims, 2075 comes with adjustable flow. Not that I'm trying to push you in that direction: you can find 2075 on line for < $210 throughout the year, at least I was able to.

Using your numbers I came up with 95 gph, which is pretty close to your ~89 gph. Interestingly enough, http://aqadvisor.com/, uses 'real life flow' of 92 gph for 2026, 158 gph for 2028, and 280 gph for 2075. I find that site's numbers to be in sync with my personal experience.

Did you do the bucket test with heater/reactor attached?

Coming from a technical background, I was taught to ask the obvious: does the sticker on the back of the filter states the model number as 2028? I believe 2028 holds 3 baskets, while 2026 holds 2. Just checking

Even if I personally were to get a replacement filter, it would drive me nuts not understanding what's up with the 2028. I'd mostly likely spent countless hours trying to figure it out for myself
11-26-2012 10:46 PM
TexasCichlid Just tested it out. Based on a 198gph advertised filter flow rate, I calculated 12.5 liters per minute equivalent. My actual flowrate is 6 liters per minutes and that's rounding up just slightly. Actual flowrate is ~45% of reality at this point, or ~89gph. Guesstimating, I think ~120-150gph would be sufficient for my needs. That 2075 is likely a bit too much horsepower if it actually puts out what it advertises. I cannot decide if I want to try and diagnose/fix the filter I have, or just buy a new one.
11-26-2012 09:55 PM
TexasCichlid I have liters marked out on my buckets so it should be pretty accurate.
11-26-2012 09:52 PM
ronaldvalente
Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasCichlid View Post
OVT -- Thanks. I have no doubt that a 1/2inch output would be a considerable amount of flow. I will try a bucket test.
excitedly awaiting the results of your bucket test...
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome