RIP Old Canister

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RIP Old Canister

Unread postby Gautam » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:24 pm

Hi All,

Today my old Eheim Canister died.. there was water everywhere and finally I decided to literally pull the plug! Lasted me about 10 years so no complaints.

Need to immediately buy one. My tank is about 680 Litres and the one recommended to me was the Eheim 2217. It's supposed to be for 600L tanks and can filter 1000Lts/HR. but I feel it's tiny.

Any opinions and advice out there? The Pro 3 series 1200XL is great but sooo expensive.

Thanks!


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Re: RIP Old Canister

Unread postby Romi » Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:25 pm

What prices are you being offered ? The eheim 2013 I use was just 4000 bucks in 2008. I think prices vary a lot. ...

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Re: RIP Old Canister

Unread postby ayksyk » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:32 am

I don't know the names for the filters but what I read on net says

Always by a filter over and above the capacity of your tank as it will play the most important part for you

The filter should reach all the corners of the tank so my suggestion go for around 1000 L tank filters

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Re: RIP Old Canister

Unread postby Gautam » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:09 am

Romi wrote:What prices are you being offered ? The eheim 2013 I use was just 4000 bucks in 2008. I think prices vary a lot. ...


Hi Romi.. I've been offered the 2217 for Rs 11,260/- and the 1200Xl for basically 40K!
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2 MH x 150W
4 PLL x 36 W
Riversand + Laterite + Soilrite Substrate
Pressurised CO2 2-3 bps

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Re: RIP Old Canister

Unread postby Gautam » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:16 am

ayksyk wrote:I don't know the names for the filters but what I read on net says

Always by a filter over and above the capacity of your tank as it will play the most important part for you

The filter should reach all the corners of the tank so my suggestion go for around 1000 L tank filters

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Yup.. thats sound advice for sure. I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and shell out for a bigger filter
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2 MH x 150W
4 PLL x 36 W
Riversand + Laterite + Soilrite Substrate
Pressurised CO2 2-3 bps

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Re: RIP Old Canister

Unread postby apuda2010 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:56 am

Hi Gautam,

Tried calling you today morning. The prices quoted for the Eheims are way too high. For your tank, what you need is two canisters - either two 2217s or one Pro3 and one 2217. Will keep the water crystal clear.

Call me once you are free, will connect you to the most reliable suppliers.

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Unread postby gauravgupta » Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:41 pm

You can check out Dophin 1600.. soundless and effective.. even small in size...
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Re: RIP Old Canister

Unread postby ayksyk » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:43 pm

Ehiem at one time was the best filter maker and the quality seems on the higher side compared to all others.
I would advise not to spend too much on Ehiem and go for Tetra or JBL although the pump water speed is slightly on the slower side however the best way to do is you can use two filters rather than having one single filter.
I myself use Tetra Power 1200X and a small sponge Chinese filter and found the results amazing

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Re: RIP Old Canister

Unread postby Romi » Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:07 am

I also think two smaller filters make a lot of sense. that way, even if one brand fails you will have the second working till you fix the first one. Sort of like having two heaters going instead of a single big one (and we all know it is a great idea)...

Two filters could also be placed strategically, one on either end. This would circulate the water even better than a single filter...


40 k for a filter, Eheim or not, sounds ridiculous, even hilarious. ... that kind of thing might be the budget for the cleaning of an infinity pool in a resthouse by the sea.. :P

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Re: RIP Old Canister

Unread postby Gautam » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:01 am

Thanks for all the replys guys! :)

With my setup 2 Filter solution might be awkward since my aquarium is closed on one side but open and viewable on three sides

Heres the update though! Somehow have managed to revive my old faithful 2260 and it's back to doing the fantastic job it was doing.. I will however still go in for a single filter and keep it ready just incase it crashes again.

Will check out all the brands mentioned above and interesting how no one mentioned Fluval.. they're marketing quite aggressively now :)
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6X2X2 planted tank (680 Litres)
2 MH x 150W
4 PLL x 36 W
Riversand + Laterite + Soilrite Substrate
Pressurised CO2 2-3 bps