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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-05-2019, 05:21 AM
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My Fluval FX6 leaked. Wasn't a fan. I've never had a single issue with the Eheim Classic line, other than needing routine cleanings.
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I am not surprised your Eheim proII 2028s are just failing now. When did that model get released by Eheim? It must be more than a decade ago. I have tried other brands, and they eventually do the same thing. Fluval is prone to leaking in my experience too. But I've never had any issues with the old Eheim classic line. They can last for decades. The 2217 would be the right fit for your tank size.

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I had problems with a couple of Eheim Pro3s failing while under warranty and Eheim was no help at all (claiming that parts that aren't user serviceable had failed due to neglect, despite there being no maintenance procedure for them in Eheim's manuals). They just wanted to sell me parts, and for me to tear apart the heads to make repairs myself (*while under warranty*). This was strange to me, since I had read of others having the exact same failures and receiving excellent support. When I looked into it a bit further, I found that Eheim had shut down their operations in the US in 2016, and had outsourced support for their products in the US to Cobalt. That's who you're dealing with now if you want support for an Eheim product in the US. I assume the support is still excellent if you're in some other part of the world.

I still have two Eheim Pro 3s limping along, but I'm moving to Fluval. I like the FX6 so far.
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I am a big fan of the sun sun, I have two and they have been great and so easy to clean and set up. And you can’t beat the price!
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Isn’t Eheim exiting the USA market?

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Isnít Eheim exiting the USA market?
Oh wow, good to know. That would definitely influence my decision on going Eheim, just looked it up.

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Oh wow, good to know. That would definitely influence my decision on going Eheim, just looked it up.

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I see an article about some deal with Cobalt:

https://reefbuilders.com/2016/10/05/...rtspare-parts/

I haven't seen anything restocked at my local stores. I'm sure someone else knows more.

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As much as I've loved my Eheims over the years, I've moved to taking more control over my filtration. I use Nu-Clear filters....2 inline on my 120g, I also run some old Ocean Clear on a 93g and a 60g. Yes it is pricier up front but it gives you control over plumbing and cleaning is far easier especially if you install ball valves to aid in back washing.

Either way I hope all works out for you,

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I like SunSuns, run them on all my big tanks. The built in surface skimmer and UV sterilizer is worth the price alone. You also get strong flow, quiet, easy to start/stop and do maintenance. Black pipes with several options to point flow in any direction. And they are dirt cheap.

The downside is they are made with cheaper materials than higher-priced brands. So you have to treat them like a delicate piece of equipment. They arent made to be yanked apart or shoved back together.

For a 120 gal, go with two 304B or 704B (same filter, different casing)
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I like the larger Fluval canister filters. Stop valve makes taking them out of the loop a no-drip operation, and changing the media is a breeze. Mine is about four years old and never leaks or leaked. I always lube up the O-rings with "Trident Pure Silicone Grease" which is dive-tank-rated pure silicone. Never, ever use anything else, such as petroleum jelly or any petroleum-based lube on any rubber parts. The rubber will absorb the petroleum, swell the rubber irregularly, and deteriorate, causing leaks. Rubber O-rings and seals should last a lifetime if properly lubed.
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post #26 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-08-2019, 01:38 PM
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i used to run 2 eheim Pro 4 600 and 2217 on my 120. Due to size and maintenance, it took up quite some time to clean those 2 filters. I decided to get rid of them and installed a sump. it works out perfectly for me and much less time on maintenance. Instead of removing 2 filters from the tank and taking the filters a part, all i do is to change filter sock. i save at least 1 hours on water change day.
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Take a look at the Aquael Ultramax 2000
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