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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1205

Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 06:30:30 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott <zerelli at yahoo_com>
Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1203

Holy cow those are expenxive! What do they do that
makes them worth so much, partial water changes?
Seriously though, for a third as much I will take
H.O.T. Magnums any day. You could get two of those for
the lowest ever price on the Eheims and still afford
to eat out somewhere after ;-).


I don't know how familiar you are with this brand, but Eheims are generally 
regarded as the best Cannister filter manufactured. Dead quiet and ultra 
reliable. There was a period  until just a couple years ago that Eheims 
were_much_more expensive until Eheim changed their single distributor 
marketing channel. A couple features I like about them are than you can 
inject CO2 into them with no fear of it air-locking and get near complete 
dissolution of the gas, because with an Eheim pack the gas has to go thru a 
lot of layers of stuff. Another is that they maintain good flow rates for 
long periods of time. I have a Fluval 404 MSF that needs servicing at least 4 
times as often as my Eheim 2217. 

I like the HOT Magnum also, but it is too noisy and not versatile enough for 
my tastes to use as a continuous filter. I use it as a spot filter for carbon 
or micron filtration only. Whatever you prefer, but for anyone familiar with 
Eheim prices, this is cheap.