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Old 12-14-2004, 10:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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What is the best canister filter for a 30 gallon tank?


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How about an Eheim 2224? I have several on aquariums 20-30 US gallons. They're very reliable, silent, and most often come with media. I inject CO2 into the intake and they never lock up. Media in baskets is convenient. The price is relatively cheap - look around on-line and you might well come up with a good deal. On a 30 US gallon, I fill the lower chamber with foam bits and the upper with the provided Eheim media.

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Default or HOT 250

I have a HOT 250 clone on a 40 gallon and I think it would do well for a 30 gallon also.
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Rena Filtstar XP1 does me good, its a little overpowered, I just remove the spray bar and use the straight tubing as an outlet. I like this filter, good for the $ only problem is its a little noisy relative to Eheim.

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Eheim 2222 or 2224.
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Either an Eheim 2222 or the 2213. Add the priming bulb to the 2213 and it becomes exactly like the 2222. The 2213 is $65 at superfishstore.com
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Either an Eheim 2222 or the 2213. Add the priming bulb to the 2213 and it becomes exactly like the 2222. The 2213 is $65 at superfishstore.com
I love my Eheim 2213 on my 26-G. I inject CO2 in the inlet. Works like a charm. Quiet/silent operation, great stuff. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
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How about an Eheim 2224? I have several on aquariums 20-30 US gallons. They're very reliable, silent, and most often come with media. I inject CO2 into the intake and they never lock up. Media in baskets is convenient. The price is relatively cheap - look around on-line and you might well come up with a good deal. On a 30 US gallon, I fill the lower chamber with foam bits and the upper with the provided Eheim media.

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The 2224 is whisper quiet! HIGHLY recommended!
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It is in my humblest of opinion that two small filters are better than a single large one, especially for large rectangular tanks. Such a configuration provides for greater flexibility as well as efficient and thorough circulation. I run 2x Eheim 2213 on my 29G.

If you're shopping for Eheim 2213 online, then I highly recommend snipping one of exotic-fish's auctions, and ask to purchase additionals to save on shipping. With a little patience, it is less expensive than even BigAlsOnline.
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I love my Eheim 2213 on my 26-G. I inject CO2 in the inlet. Works like a charm. Quiet/silent operation, great stuff. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
Thats interesting, I just had my 2213 seize up on me after only 2 months of service. The only thing it could be outside of a factory flaw is my co2 injection. Either way, I'm building a reactor and buying the priming bubble.
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