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View Poll Results: What is your favorite canister filter brand
Fluval 18 12.68%
Marineland 9 6.34%
Ehiem 93 65.49%
Rena 25 17.61%
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:51 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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how do u use your canister as a CO2 reactor? i would love to do that with my Rena
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how do u use your canister as a CO2 reactor? i would love to do that with my Rena
Pumping the CO2 through the intake side. Usually done by sticking it directly into the intake, or better, using a diffusor/airstone/cermic disk to break up the bubbles before entering the intake for more dissolution. Though I think Renas might airlock if the CO2 gas builds up.

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Old 06-27-2006, 01:41 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I agree about the noise issues while using a Fluval as a CO2 reactor... I tried it for about a week with one of my 304s. It was so irritating! Like having a constantly flushing toilet in the room! Needless to say I scrapped that idea pretty quickly.
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I have three Eheim filters....the 2229, 2080 & the 2028.

I wont even consider using another canister filter....I was going to try out a new brand just to give it a try but....dont fix it if it isnt broken idea kicks in and I dont want to be stuck with half the filter at half the price....kicking myself that I didnt buy Eheim....the suckers work good...so good I wont even consider buying another.

I agree with all of the positive comments about Eheim here and it was hard to put in an original positive post about the filter....LOL all the good things to say were already taken!
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I have three Eheim filters....the 2229, 2080 & the 2028.

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Not to go too far off thread... (but yes, a little!)

I use only Eheims on all my tanks and have been looking closely at the 2080 for a large tank I may be installing. I haven't run into too many people who have experience with it.

How do you like it? Any downsides? What do you think of the dual intakes?
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Old 06-28-2006, 04:41 PM   #26 (permalink)
 
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not had an ehiem so cant compare (just cant afford them) used a fluval 204 and 405 externals, and a 4+ internal. all of them great filters. just need to "burp" them ( ie rock it back and forth) and they run silent. ( the slight ripple i get from having the intake below the water surface makes more noise. (and thats with a year old 204 in a metal stand (no cabinet) at the botoom of my bed)
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I run an Xp2 on my 55 gallon and it is whisper quiet. It has super thick rubber feet on the bottom so there is no vibration noise. I have to stick my head down to the unit to hear it pumping
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Old 07-02-2006, 08:37 PM   #28 (permalink)
 
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glad someone has the xp2 thats what i got, in the process of setting up the tank, have the flourite on order right now.
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I agree with everyone else. If you can afford it, Ehiem is the only way to go. I have three Ehiems running right now, a 2215, and two 2026's. They are amazing filters and worth every penny. I have a Fluval 304, its not too bad, not the best in the world, but it works well in my 46 bowfront.

I think the best thing to say is that if any type of filter works for you, get it. People have all sorts of experience with every type of filter, some good , some bad. Use what you like and prefer.


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glad someone has the xp2 thats what i got, in the process of setting up the tank, have the flourite on order right now.
What made you go against the grain of the poll and chose Filstar over Eheim? What's your experience with the XP2 now that you have it?

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