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dprUsh83 12-17-2006 07:38 PM

Question about the Eheim 2028
 
I found a decent deal on an Eheim 2028 ($56.23) and wanted to know if you guys recommended this filter.

It's for the 150 gallon and the box says it's good for a 58 gallon tank (which obviously they always exaggerate). With 2 55 gallon HOB's would this filter be sufficient?

herefishy 12-17-2006 08:15 PM

eheim 2028
 
good filter. may be undersized for your use. what do you have in the tank now and how many? i am much like TOOLMAN TIM. my 300 is being turned over almost 9x every hour. wish i could make it 12. what other filters and other type of filtration are you using? oh, let me introduce myself. i am a new fish in the bowl but have been in the hobby for 35+ years so good evening.

crazie.eddie 12-17-2006 08:22 PM

It's a good deal on the filter, but the filter is rated for a 150 gallon tank, so you may want to add another canister filters or just use a HOB filter. I run a Eheim Pro II 2128, which has a built in heater compared to the 2028, also a Rena FilStar XP3 on my 125 gallon tank.

dprUsh83 12-17-2006 08:25 PM

Hey there and welcome to the forum!

When I buy my canister filter (whatever one I decide upon) it will also be run with 2 HOB filters. Those filters are: A Whisper 30-60 and a Regent of the exact same look (Doesn't say what kind..uses EZ Filters #3?).

Obviously I'll always have my eyes peeled for cheap upgrades, but who knows when that will be. Would this eheim be sufficient with the two HOB's?

crazie.eddie 12-17-2006 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by dprUsh83
Would this eheim be sufficient with the two HOB's?

Yes.

dprUsh83 12-17-2006 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazie.eddie
Quote:

Originally Posted by dprUsh83
Would this eheim be sufficient with the two HOB's?

Yes.

Thanks, put my bid down!

crazie.eddie 12-17-2006 09:08 PM

Np. Check to see if it comes with the media, otherwise, look into getting some.

weaselnoze 12-17-2006 10:52 PM

Re: eheim 2028
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by herefishy
good filter. may be undersized for your use. what do you have in the tank now and how many? i am much like TOOLMAN TIM. my 300 is being turned over almost 9x every hour. wish i could make it 12. what other filters and other type of filtration are you using? oh, let me introduce myself. i am a new fish in the bowl but have been in the hobby for 35+ years so good evening.

so what your saying is that a filter that can turn over about 10x per hour is sufficent for a normal stocked tank? so with my 10 gal i use an aquaclear mini which puts out 90 gal per hour. that would be 9x. so im sorta in the ballpark for good filtration right?

St6_Devgru 12-19-2006 12:07 AM

Re: eheim 2028
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by weaselnoze
Quote:

Originally Posted by herefishy
good filter. may be undersized for your use. what do you have in the tank now and how many? i am much like TOOLMAN TIM. my 300 is being turned over almost 9x every hour. wish i could make it 12. what other filters and other type of filtration are you using? oh, let me introduce myself. i am a new fish in the bowl but have been in the hobby for 35+ years so good evening.

so what your saying is that a filter that can turn over about 10x per hour is sufficent for a normal stocked tank? so with my 10 gal i use an aquaclear mini which puts out 90 gal per hour. that would be 9x. so im sorta in the ballpark for good filtration right?

wow. imo thats pretty good


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