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Re: Rena canister (vs Eheim)
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Rena canister (vs Eheim)
- From: Joe Reiter <jreiter at bigfoot_com>
- Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 14:07:46 -0700
- References: <200206271948.g5RJm1601561 at acme_actwin.com>
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> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 03:26:13 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
> Subject: Rena Canister -- Oops
> After seeing an Ecco and seeing this, I kinda wish I bought the Ecco,
> at least it had a priming pump.
> What I really wish is that Eheim made a smaller version of the Pro II
> (2026, 2028).
> Experiences, comments, criticisms, corrections are welcome.
> Scott H.
I recently picked up an Eheim 2128 since I got a very good deal on it.
(And it included a complete batch of Eheim bio and mechanical media...
icing on the cake.) It's obviously oversized for my 55 gallon tank, but
I couldn't pass up the deal. Thankfully this series of filters has flow
rate adjustment. The 2028/2128 cranked all the way up pretty much
created a tornado in my tank, but I was able to crank it down a
reasonable flow rate. I also had to do some trimming of the spray bar
and intake pipe, as they were too long to fit in my tank. :)
This is my first Eheim, and I must say that it's a wonderful piece of
engineering. Compared to the Fluval 304 I was previously using, this
Eheim is amazing. The auto-priming feature, build quality, and just
about everything else is definitely a step higher on the ladder than my
Fluval. (And it's very nice to have the built-in heater on the 2128
model... one less piece of equipment to have hanging in my tank.)
But any how, the canister fits under my enclosed tank stand just fine,
it's totally silent, and with the flow rate adjustment it works great.
Plus, with such a large filter on a smaller tank, I shouldn't have to do
quite so much maintenance on the filter. So even if a 2026 is too large
for your tank, you might want to consider one anyway. :)