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post #1 of 4 Old 05-10-2012, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Question Eheim or Fluval?

Iv always used Fluval but with the bargain tanks iv just perchased iv got 2 x Eheim 2213 cannister filters. Which is better?

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-10-2012, 08:09 PM
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Eheim has the track record of reliability that the other brands do not have simply because they have not been on the market as long. But many feel that Fluval will never outlast or outperform an Eheim, all else being equal.

When I was in the market for a canister two years ago for my 115g, I read every review and report I could get online, and the rating was Eheim 1, Rena 2, Fluval 3 [I didn't include other makes because it was one of these three I wanted].

My two Eheim canisters have been running without issues for more than 14 years now, non-stop. Eheim is more expensive, but long-term it may be no more so, or perhaps even less so.

As you have Eheim, you're not going to better them.

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Well yet again Byron you have come up with the perfect answer! Are you really a bot? Such an enciclopedic knowledge! Thankyou. I only asked as i currently have a FLuval 305 funnng a 140l aquarium and have always used them. The 2 new tanks came with the Eheims so im glad its cleared up whether to keep or sell them. Also thankyou for all other replies especiallly the plant knowledge its been a huge help. Im only in the empty aquariums sat there all sparkly trying to raise the funds to do them stage but il be adding the choices to my list.

Again thankyou for your contribution

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Well yet again Byron you have come up with the perfect answer! Are you really a bot? Such an enciclopedic knowledge! Thankyou. I only asked as i currently have a FLuval 305 funnng a 140l aquarium and have always used them. The 2 new tanks came with the Eheims so im glad its cleared up whether to keep or sell them. Also thankyou for all other replies especiallly the plant knowledge its been a huge help. Im only in the empty aquariums sat there all sparkly trying to raise the funds to do them stage but il be adding the choices to my list.

Again thankyou for your contribution
You're welcome.

One thing I didn't mention, is that you can use less expensive media in the Eheim. Here I use Fluval media. The ceramic disks that are the first stage in Fluval, Rena or Eheim canisters are the same no matter who makes them, but Fluval is about one-third the cost. And I also use their BioMax for the second stage in my Eheims and Rena, it is about half the cost. The pads should be Eheim as they will fit, and you can buy new pads.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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