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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-13-2018, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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The thing I like about Fluval is that there are a lot of sponges inside capturing all sorts of stuff. Plus the replacements are super dirt cheap. For example to replace all the pads in an Eheim Pro4 it costs $16-20. For a Fluval it's $8 and you get double the amount of sponges and prefilters. Plus parts for Fluvals are everywhere and much much cheaper.


I didnít really think of that, seems like it would work then to have a 406 as the second filter other than the 600. I could get almost all my bio filtration with Eheim then mechanical done with Fluval! Anyone have any comments on this. Please anyone can help lol
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post #32 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-13-2018, 08:21 AM
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Look at what $14 buys you for each brand.

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Eheim you get 5 thin pads. Fluval you get 10 pads and 4 of them are huge.
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how does the noise compare between the larger fluval and eheim filters? My 2211 eheim is dead silent, my 2213 is sometimes but I'm trying to find a loose connection somewhere b/c it some times develops a trickling sound.

I've seen a few videos where the fx4 and fx6 seem to be quite noisy.
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post #34 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-13-2018, 01:16 PM
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@guss6464: that Eheim set of replacement filter pads are ~$11 when on sale at Big Al's

@aubie98: my Fluval 404 sounded like a machine gun, even after I replaced the $25 empeler. In addition, check how many people complain on the web about Fluval's hoses and hose addapters
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Well, yay or nay ?
If that's what you want to do then yay. If not then nay. Six of one, a half dozen of the other...potato, potato, tomato, tomato, etc., etc.
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