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Old 09-18-2004, 04:50 AM   #1
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Vicki Costley’s article on Classic Eheim


There was a great article and some instructions provided by the late Vicki Costley on cleaning the classic Eheim from this address http://www.wheelpost.com/EheimClassic.html
but the page is no longer working. Anyone know if this is posted some where else?
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Old 09-18-2004, 05:08 AM   #2
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I have looked for it several times but have been unable to find it. It seems when Vicki's website was turned over to her friends to maintain, that part of the website was lost.

That was a great article. I know Vicki would not mind my telling everyone that the wonderful article on the best way to clean an Eheim classic canister was not hers. It was in fact written by another wonderful hobbyist, a very kind woman who I knew only as Phyl. Phyl was the owner of a web shop called True Aquarium Plants. She sold plants and CO2 equipment. She was a kind and helpful woman just as Vicki was. Quite sadly, Phyl passed away also.

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Old 09-18-2004, 01:36 PM   #3
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I think that Robert at AquaBotanic bought the business from Phyl, so he might have that article on his computer somewhere.
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Old 09-18-2004, 05:52 PM   #4
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That's correct, he did buy the business from Phyl, Rex.

Do you have the article Robert?

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Old 09-21-2004, 04:53 AM   #5
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My interest was piqued by this thread. No one can find the article?
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Old 09-21-2004, 01:21 PM   #6
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Does someone have it saved and will email it maybe?
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Old 09-22-2004, 12:35 AM   #7
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I actually Saved this one.. I found it to be a very good article. I have put it up on my webserver, but some people have problems accessing my server due to it being run on an oddball port (5120). I do this so all the web worms that hammer port 80 don't effect me. Since I just use this for internal usage most of the time, this isn't an issue for me. If someone could, feel free to grab it off my server and post it on a more user friendly server that is on port 80 so everyone can enjoy. If you have problems with accessing my server, and nobody can post it anywhere, feel free to drop me a PM. I haven't been around much lately (busy busy busy), but I will try to check here every few days. Here is the address, and like stated, you may need to open up a port on your firewall to view this:

http://zeist.homeip.net:5120/EheimClassic.html

Please realize that this is my home server, so don't hammer it too hard.

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Old 09-22-2004, 01:04 AM   #8
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I will grab it and put it on my site. That way we will have it.
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Where did the % breakdown of media come from?
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Quote:
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I will grab it and put it on my site. That way we will have it.
Excellent News Rex. Let me know if you had a problem retrieving it, and if so I could email it to you.

As for the percentage breakdown, I have no idea, that is exactly how the original article was.

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Old 09-22-2004, 02:58 AM   #11
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Send it to me also Corigan, I'll PM you my email address.

We will see about posting it here on Planted Tank as well.


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Quote:
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I actually Saved this one..
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Way to go corigan
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Old 09-22-2004, 09:09 PM   #13
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It was good reading this article over again having read it some years back. I have several questions I would like to ask regarding it and your cleaning process.

1. When you rinse your EhfiMech out do you use tap water as indicated by this article or do you rinse with tank water during a water change? I ask wondering if the bacteria will be killed by your tap water.
2. Do you replace a partial about of your EhfiMech every cleaning? Do you/have you ever boiled it out like this article says to rejuvenate it?
3. On a side note do you use the spray bar for return water? (I have been but under the surface level) Or do you use the single water return that Eheim makes that is well under the water level?

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You do not need to replace the Ehfimech at all unless you're really seeing a breakdown/or that it needs replacement. The Ehfimech is just the mechanical filter -- thus you can use tap water if you like. It's the Ehfisubstrat or whatever that you need to use tankwater -- that's where the majority of the bacteria resides.
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Old 09-23-2004, 04:47 AM   #15
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Well done Corigan!! This thing is a keeper!!

Teeitup...I use the spray bar and have mine rigged all the way to the bottom of my tank so it shoots upward (no surface disturbance) and my cories like to be blasted upwards.

I could understand how boiling used Efhisubstrat (sp?) can rejuvinate it...kill the bacteria, and clean it out...but I'm only wondering if any of the dead particles remain inside? I only have a small layer of it and rarely change the coarse pad...I only rinse it in old tank water and replace the fine mesh pad.
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