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post #1 of 5 Old 07-26-2011, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone tried this filter? If so did you like it and why and if you did not also tell me why. I am looking for a not too expensive canister filter and this seems to be the cheapest one from a well known manufacture.

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-26-2011, 10:52 PM
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Has anyone tried this filter? If so did you like it and why and if you did not also tell me why. I am looking for a not too expensive canister filter and this seems to be the cheapest one from a well known manufacture.
I have one of these filter's and they work well for tanks up to around 40 gallons in my opinion.
I fill the media basket with biological media (noodles) rather than the carbon that is suggested or if I wish to clean the water in a tank, I will use the carbon.
Only thing I don't care for are the numerous part's (seals,gasket's) that must be placed in the right posistion for the filter to run right. this sometimes get's frustrating after dis-assembling the filter to clean the impeller.
My sister uses one on 46 or 50 gallon goldfish tank and only cleans the filter or changes out carbon, perhaps once a year.
I personally like the Eheim 2217 for tanks up to 80 gallons and moderate fish loads.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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Thanks 1077. It would be for my 55 gallon thats got lots of real plants and a fair amount of fish. I am going to try the sponge filters that Byron suggested but am trying to plan ahead incase I don't like the sponges for some reason. What I am concerned with as far as the sponges is if there will be water movement in the tank.

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I have MTS and there is no cure.

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I have a MAgnum HOT as my spare backup. I bought it for a 33g but the force buffeted the fish around like crazy, so I got the Eheim sponge. Much better.

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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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post #5 of 5 Old 07-27-2011, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks for your help My sponge filters should be here with in the next few days and I am looking forward to trying them out.

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Amanda

Keeping fish its not a hobby it is a passion!

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I have MTS and there is no cure.

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