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Old 02-25-2006, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been planning to buy a canister filter for my 122x48x48 (cm) tank for about a week now and my search has narrowed down to The EHEIM 2026 pro II filter..
please share your experiences using this filter..
I'll be spending Rs.11000 i.e. $237 approx. on it.
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I have a couple of these and I love them. They are solidly built and engineered and will last forever. The only complaint I could have would be that they are so quiet I have to look for the water flow or put my hand on them to make sure they're still running !

But they are pricey...
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Thank you laith for your time to give your opinion..
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Two reviews are there. Great filter! You will be glad you got one.
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I certainly couldn't imagine a better filter! It replaced a fluval 304 and the difference was night and day.
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It looks very solid and all the reviews I've read on it have been good, except the obvious priciness...but you often get what you pay for. I just bought one off bigals for $169.99 (incl. media) during their free shipping promotion -- score! I can't say how it works just yet since the tank is still on order.
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Hi,

I'm using the 2026 pro II myself for some weeks. I had it's almost identical predecessor 2226 running for 8 years without any issues until the head died. The filters are solid and functional, if size and throughput fits your tank there's nothing to go wrong. $237 is pretty much compared to the prices here in Germany, I bought mine for ~100EUR =~ 119.139 USD.

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The only complaint I could have would be that they are so quiet I have to look for the water flow or put my hand on them to make sure they're still running !
Mine has been running for only a few days so I can't tell about its reliabilty, but I can clearly hear if its running or not...
Should I worry ?
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Mine is noticable by a slight hum, too. Identical to the 2226, so I guess it's totally normal. Maybe it can be reduced with some dampening material underneath.
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I bought it and so far everything is very good.. the water's crystal clear, the current in the tank is perfect and i also added my DIY CO2 to it's intake and it's doin a damn good job of dissolving the CO2..

Also it doesn't make any noise..just a very low humm.
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