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Help me figure out which filter is best for me
Old 03-08-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
 
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Help me figure out which filter is best for me

So the current filter I have on my 40B just isn't cutting it and driving me crazy. I've decided to spend the money on a canister and just be done with it. I've narrowed it down to 3 filters and am not sure which would be best. The fish are angels, tetras, rams and cories. While I want what's best for the fish it has to be relatively quiet since it's in my room. I light buzzing won't bother me but a noise propeller will. So these are the 3 I'm looking at but am open to suggestions.

Amazon.com: EHEIM Ecco Pro Easy 60 External Canister Filter Up to 60 US Gallons: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: EHEIM Ecco Pro Easy 60 External Canister Filter Up to 60 US Gallons: Pet Supplies

This one's rated up to 60G so I'm not sure if the current will be too strong but I do like this one the most because of all the options with it.

Amazon.com: RENA Filstar xP1 CANISTER FILTER, UP TO 45 GAL: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: RENA Filstar xP1 CANISTER FILTER, UP TO 45 GAL: Pet Supplies

This is my next favorite and has great reviews. Also the price is better.

EHEIM Classic 2211 External Canister Filter with Media for up to 40 US Gallons: Amazon.com: Pet Supplies EHEIM Classic 2211 External Canister Filter with Media for up to 40 US Gallons: Amazon.com: Pet Supplies

This is the third one. I will probably go with one of the other too unless someone convinces me otherwise. Ehiem do have a great reputation though.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:37 AM   #2
 
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People seam to always swear by Eheim, although I haven't really heard how they are better than another.

What about the old one isn't cutting it?
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:17 PM   #3
 
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I made a filter for it using pvc and an water pump. There's a filter on one side of the tank and the pipe leads to the water pump on the other that pulls the water through the pipes under the sand. Well I think I used pipe that was too small because there's not enough water getting to the pump when it's in the pipe and the impeller makes an awful grinding noise. I can't take it out of the substrate without ruining the whole tank so rather than try to fix it I just want to replace it.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:43 PM   #4
 
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Somedude if it was me I would not get the Ecco Pro. I think it would put out too much current for your fish especially the Angelfish. Now as far as deciding between the Rena or the Classic 2211 well I can really answer that. I have a Classic 2213 and love it but it is also the only canister filter I have had. Now I have heard good things about Rena also. So if you like it and the price is right why not give it a try. I think both would work fine.

@Geomancer my understanding behind people going with Eheim is their reputation for lasting for many many years. Plus they have been around for such a long time.

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Old 03-08-2012, 02:37 PM   #5
 
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Thanks Boredomb. How loud is the Eheim you have? I was wondering about the current being too much with the Ecco Pro. Some of the reviews I read had people saying how the current wasn't very strong and they had it on a 29g tank or something small but I figured they probably didn't know that much about fish either. I guess it's between the Rena and Eheim 2211 then. Anyone know if the flow is adjustable on either of them?
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:59 PM   #6
 
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Unless I open the door on my stand and stick my ear next to the canister I cant hear it! Its that quite. Before I had it in this new stand it was sitting in the floor next to the old stand the tank was on. Now this was next to a chair in the living room and you still couldn't hear it. I have adjusted the flow on my eheim by moving the valve on output. I have no clue if you can adjust it on the Rena or not?
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