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Old 04-13-2005, 11:46 PM   #1
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Best canister filter???


I'm looking to buy a new canister filter, and was wondering what you think is the best canister filter for a planted tank.
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Old 04-14-2005, 01:24 AM   #2
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What's your budget?
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:18 AM   #3
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Anything Eheim.
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:26 AM   #4
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Hhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ... let's see here ...


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Old 04-14-2005, 02:45 PM   #5
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Anyone know if the Eheim 2211 (pretty sure that was the number) is any good? I saw one at the LFS for $50. It was pretty old though (the box said "Made in West Germany") and I don't think they make them anymore. Think it's a good deal and/or worth it?
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:07 PM   #6
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Best for silence? Eheim
Best for reliability? Eheim classic
Best for value? Eheim classic
Best for ease of use? Eheim Pro2 at higher flow, Eheim ECCO at lower flow
Best for flexibility? HOT 250 with microfilter or cage of efisubstrat or efiPro
Best if you can't afford Eheim? FilstarXP
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Old 04-14-2005, 03:24 PM   #7
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What size tank are you planning? That will drive your decision here.
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Old 04-14-2005, 04:06 PM   #8
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Eheim (the professional cannister). period.
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Because nobody mentioned it, I'd recommend Eheim!
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Old 04-14-2005, 07:21 PM   #10
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Well, I could recommend Fluval but then you'd be throwing things at me when it crapped out in 6 months' time so I guess I'll have to go with Eheim. ;D
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If you're a bit short on money, I would buy a Filstar XP series filter...great filter IMO...pretty quiet but not as quiet as Ehiems
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:51 PM   #12
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I will probably get booed but I have 2 Fluvals. A 403 and a 404 and I have been very happy with them both. The 403 is several years old and I recently had to replace the impeller but it is going strong. The 404 has been flawless for the last year.
I can't compare this with an Ehiems because I have never had one.
BTW, you may want to specify opinions from people who have used several different brands, most people think the one they use is the best.
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:55 PM   #13
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I just gave my Fluval 404 to my brother in law!
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i have a eheim pump,it was given to me with out instructions.i 've been using it for about 4 months,and like it ,so quite.the only thing i dont like is the tubing and elbow conectors.you connect them by pushing the plastic peices into the rubber tubing.?thats it.the other day i was dinkin in my tank and bumped the hose at the top were you make all the connections and it started leaking.i thought what if my fish bumps it,half a tank on my carpet?did i do it right am i missing parts?i almost want to put glue around all the connections.thanks,nina
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Old 04-14-2005, 11:19 PM   #15
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maybe some one has pictures of how they got theres hooked up.i'm talking about the rubber tube that brings water in to the tank.you have the rubber hose then you have plastic elbow peice then tubing then platic peice then tubing then the the long plastic water sprayer that has a suction cup to hold it to the inside of the tank(the peice that sprays water into tank).i think thats right.sorry im such a nerd.
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