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Old 02-09-2010, 07:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hello people. Ive recently come to the realization that hang off the back filters are damn expensive to maintain and custom media is a nicht nicht. Ive recently gotten into setting up a planted tank but I am using dual trickle filters which are costing me to maintain. I am injecting co2 but i have a feeling it ain't doing much because of the massive amount of surface agitation the trickle filters are causing. So i came here to ask what you guys would recommend for a 37 gallon tank. Ive looked over the forums a bit and have seen that Eheims are regarded very highly for the build quality that they have but i was wondering if theres any other decent alternatives and which Eheim filter you would suggest if indeed they are the 'best'.

Just some quick points for what im looking for.

-Build quality
-Efficiency
-Reasonable price
-Long life span
-Up keep on the canister filter ex (gaskets, impellers, baskets)
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Most will say otherwise(because they have not tried them) but I live and die by SunSun filters found on ebay. The media is the same as Marineland C series and they are essentially the same filter. THe build quality is superb and the price is outstanding. They can be found cheapest on ebay.
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I don't think you can go wrong with either the eheim or the rena xp series. I prefer the rena filters just because of the media trays and price. I've seen the review on the sun sun filters and may give them a try if I ever start up another tank.
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If you are referring to the Review over at TPT, i wrote that. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
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Can you post a link to that review? I would like to look it over. Thank you.
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I have a Eheim 2217 on my 50 gal an I love it....
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keep the input coming
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I'd say go for a 2217
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+1 for a 2217
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would a 2217 be too much filtration for a 37 gallon?
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