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Old 02-05-2006, 12:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Unfortunately, Eheim discontinued their most suitable small-tank canister, the 2211, some years back.
Eheim is rereleasing the 2211. It's currently available in Europe. I'm not sure if they've set a release date for the US yet or not.
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Old 02-05-2006, 03:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That is great news! I need another, have no spares.
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I second the eheim 2213. I used to run one on my 10g before. Great filter decently priced and will run for months before needing a cleaning.
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Rena Filstar series are great. I run an xp2 on my 30 gallon.
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Thanks all for the feedback. I was doing some reading and came across the Zoo Med 501 which I had never heard of. I ended up buying one but I am having second thoughts from some of the write ups that I have read on some turtle and amphibian sites. I may take it back depending on what else I find out (although it is a few bucks cheaper than the Fluval).
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Thanks all for the feedback. I was doing some reading and came across the Zoo Med 501 which I had never heard of. I ended up buying one but I am having second thoughts from some of the write ups that I have read on some turtle and amphibian sites. I may take it back depending on what else I find out (although it is a few bucks cheaper than the Fluval).
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The Zoo Med 501 has lots of positive reviews. From what I hear it's great for a 10 gallon. Let us know how yours goes. Also for people who don't know what the Zoo Med 501 you can find it here at www.reptilesupply.com

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Old 02-07-2006, 05:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
 
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I'll try to keep you informed. Also, for those of you in Canada near a Petcetera store it looks like they carry their own storebrand version of the Zoo Med 501. Only instead of being in the reptile section (as is the case in Petsmart) Petcetera carries theirs in the aquarium section.
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I ended up buying one but I am having second thoughts from some of the write ups that I have read on some turtle and amphibian sites.
That is perfectly understandable. I have turtles and am a member on a turtle forum and have come across that filter before. The reason it gets bad reviews is because it's horrible for turtles! Turtles require a huge tank and constitute a very large bio load. Something that the 501 is in no way capable of handeling. To give you an idea my 2 turtles are currently in a 100g tank running a Filstar XP3, which is actually undersized for them. As soon I as I find a job they are both going into a 250g+ tank with a DIY wet/dry. It's really sad that 90% of the stuff marketed in pet stores towards aquatic turtles is in no way sufficient and sometimes completely inappropriate.

For a small planted aquarium it's prefectly fine though. I believe brianclaw is actually using one on an 8g tank.
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Thanks kilroy. I had my suspicions that what you pointed out about their use in turtle tanks was the case. I was pricing Fluval 104s and Filstar XP1s and I think I'll give my little Zoo Med a chance as it is a bit cheaper than the others.
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