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Old 08-06-2004, 04:29 PM   #1
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Eheim Wet/Dry filter


Anybody run one on a planted tank? What are the benefits and disadvantages of a wet/dry on a planted tank?
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Here's my take . . .

1) If you search the archives, you'll find that people stay away from wet/dry filters for planted tanks because they cause the (necessary) CO2 to leave the water. Point taken.

2) However, since the Eheim is a sealed unit (unlike reefer's wey/dry systems), I don't see how you will lose much, if any, CO2 during filtration.
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No because if you'd read up on it... it has a breathing tube which brings in Oxygena nd removes co2... stay away i think
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Here's my take . . .

1) If you search the archives

ahh the archives.....never heard of them
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No because if you'd read up on it... it has a breathing tube which brings in Oxygena nd removes co2... stay away i think

Yeah, that's what I was figuring. Just wondering if anybody is using one now with positive or negative experience.
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Old 08-19-2004, 12:46 AM   #6
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New to the forum but just wanted to share my experience...

I used an Eheim Wet/Dry on a 75g heavily planted tank with pressurized CO2 when the units first came on the market back in '96(?). I loved the unit and it ran without a problem for 2.5 years before I gave up my tank when I moved for grad school. I used a 10lb. canister and only had to refill it once every 7 or 8 months. I dont know what the average refill time should be but I didn't think there was excessive loss of CO2 because of the wet/dry component of the filter. The eheim functions a little differently from a traditional trickle wet/dry because the bio media is "oxygenated" predominately by the slow rising and dropping of the water level in the canister and its subsequent exposure to air rather than the water running over the biomedia. I don't know if that factor makes the eheim any better than traditional trickle filters but I was happy with it and sorely miss that tank and setup.
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