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Old 01-26-2009, 08:43 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I bought my Eheim 2213 on eBay 2 months ago and just ordered an Eheim 2215 yesterday. Both the links show the sellers that I bought from. I liked the prices and the service.

I hope I'm not out of line for posting the links of the sellers. If I am, please let me know.

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Old 01-26-2009, 09:17 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I have the Rena XP2 and am quite pleased with it. The throughput is quite strong even though the baskets are full of sponge material and floss and the output hose is connected to a co2 reactor made of 2" x 14" PVC. The XP2 is installed on a 46 Gallon Bowfront tank. I use after-market filter floss and I like the fact that it easier to cut square than round such as the Classics would require. Not sure if the throughput ratings are comparable but the Renas appear to have stronger pumps. The Rena hose disconnect is one lever and is designed so that you can't accidentally drain the hoses when the lever is disengaged from the filter.

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Old 01-26-2009, 12:23 PM   #23 (permalink)
 
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Ok so I've been reading this thread and have gotten some good insight as to which brands to start with. However I still have some questions pertaining to canister filters. I've heard that for a planted tank with fish your pump should turn over the water 8 times per hour. Does anyone agree/disagree? Also, does that theory change with canister filters? In other words, does it have to turn at such a high rate since it is a much better filter than HOB? I hope that makes sense to someone.



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The key is for good water circulation, you can always supplement your filter with power heads such as koralias. The key is to distribute CO2 and fertz through the tank.
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Ok thanks! I'll keep my eye on ebay for a good price on an eheim classic.
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Bosmahe1, thanks for the Rena info .

Those look like they'd be user friendly.

Something with good "flow" that's user friendly would work for me.

Still looking, though. I'd like to check out an Eheim 'cause they get good reviews, but no one around here sells them.
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You would probably get a better deal online than in any fish store anyways. Check out some online places or even google it.

BigAlsOnline.com usually has pretty good deals on equipment
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I love my Rena Filstars... Easy to setup due to great instructions, prime easily, easy to take apart to clean & maintain, nice size trays for media.

I never buy equipment from my LFS, because the prices on line are usually half the cost. I order from Big Als the majority time, since they have the best prices that I have found.



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Old 01-30-2009, 05:58 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I use 2 Marineland C-series canisters. I've had both for almost a year now w/ no probs.

Everyone else seems to have good luck w/ Eheims. I've had 4 and none of them have been what you would call trouble free. I suppose I'm just unlucky.

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Charlie,

Where did you buy your Jebo R8120?
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