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02-27-2015 01:54 AM
chowdan I agree with a majority of the posts on here. Its a coke/pepsi canon/nikon debate.

Which camera is better? Which drink is better? They are good/bad in their own ways.

I upgraded for a HOB filter to a cheap [censored][censored][censored][censored]ty canister filter(HOB died) and found that canisters are way better(on 29g). I scoured Craigslist and also joined the Greater Seattle Aquarium Society(GSAS) and asked if anyone had any filters for sale([censored][censored][censored][censored]ty canister sprung a leak on the seal).

I found a guy on GSAS who sold me his Fluval 305 to me(he also ran it on a 29g) but upgraded to a FX6. I got it for $55 so i couldn't pass it up.

I would recommend you browsing around, find a dedicated fish group in your area and see if anyone has a spare they can give away to you for cheap. I can't say much about Eheims, but my 305 is perfect for my 29g tank.

NO seal problems, NO leaks, NO issues, NO worries. I've been running the filter for more than 2 years now. I do think i should do a tune up on it(kit comes with impeller, shaft, cover and seals), however I'm a cheap bastard and it works for now. Until i actually NEED to, i wont.
02-26-2015 02:59 PM
Andrew H
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Originally Posted by mo2vation View Post
Eheim / Fluval

Coke / Pepsi

Nikon / Canon

Hatfield / McCoy


Its endless.

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-Ken
Ummm. Hatfields are better than McCoys.

- andrew H...
02-28-2013 11:16 PM
In.a.Box the fx6 turn me on, make me want to take it all off
What a sexy Lady ^^
02-28-2013 02:59 PM
Mumford
Eheim vs Fluval Canister Filters

Yeah this was made before that thread




- Mumford
02-28-2013 02:37 PM
tiggity There was another thread similar to this and somebody posted a response nicely (sorry too lazy to find it )

edit: found it!
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...6&postcount=13

Posted by SueD
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...If the Eheim and the Fluval were sitting next to each other on the same counter, which would you really take home? There's your answer!

Both are good brands.
02-28-2013 02:06 PM
In.a.Box So many of these thread out there.
02-28-2013 01:54 PM
BrokeCurmudgeon I have a Ehiem ECCO 2232 and I could not be happier! I can't even hear it running with my Fluval Edge 46l tank.
02-28-2013 01:13 PM
BS87 Both are great canisters. Both will of course have lemons/bad units as any large-scale manufacturing product does. I have a Fluval 406, and really like it. Honestly, you can't go wrong with either. Look into what suits your wants/needs best. I liked the stopvalve and basket design on the Fluval, some hate it. Mechanically, both are good filters.
02-27-2013 08:47 PM
Jeff5614
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Originally Posted by tomfromstlouis View Post
I have no experience with Fluval canisters (yet), but be aware that Eheim effectively offers NO warranty on their product. Their "consumer support" does not respond in any way if you mention "warranty". Their instruction manuals make no mention of a warranty. Proceed with them at your own risk.
I have to disagree. I had a 2074 that began having electronic issues that was still under the 3 year warranty. I contacted Eheim NA by phone and they replaced the filter with no problem. They will only honor the warranty on items purchased from authorized retailers which eliminates a lot of Ebay sellers and the purchase of used equipment from an individual.
02-27-2013 05:47 PM
tomfromstlouis I have no experience with Fluval canisters (yet), but be aware that Eheim effectively offers NO warranty on their product. Their "consumer support" does not respond in any way if you mention "warranty". Their instruction manuals make no mention of a warranty. Proceed with them at your own risk.
02-26-2013 04:22 PM
Delexboarfoot
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Originally Posted by Bandit1200 View Post
Your stating it's a fact doesn't make it so. You might want to provide something to back that up.
You could look at the spec sheets for both filters, the bit under "power consumption". Just a suggestion.
02-26-2013 03:47 PM
cichnatic
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Originally Posted by Mumford View Post
Any recommendations on where to find Eheims for the cheapest price? (Besides amazon)


- Mumford
Get it at BigAlsPets with coupon PLANT10 for $98.
02-26-2013 01:57 PM
herns
Re: Eheim vs Fluval Canister Filters

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Originally Posted by Delexboarfoot View Post
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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02-26-2013 01:52 PM
Mumford
Eheim vs Fluval Canister Filters

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


- Mumford
02-26-2013 06:37 AM
mistahoo
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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