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Eheim 2126/2128 with salt water?
- To: aquatic plants list <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Eheim 2126/2128 with salt water?
- From: joe reiter <jreiter at bigfoot_com>
- Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 17:03:32 -0700
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I have an Eheim 2128 thermofilter, and it's truly a great product.
However, it turns out that the 2126/2128 thermofilters are not
compatible with salt water, while the 2026/2028 filters (which don't
have built-in heaters) are salt-water capable. I'm assuming that it's
the heater element which is the culprit. (Perhaps it would be damaged
by the salt water.) I looked around and found out that Eheim makes
special salt-water versions of the 2126/2128 filters. I'm assuming that
these salt-water versions have a different kind of heater element which
can handle the salt.
Does anyone know if my 2128 can be retrofitted to be salt-water safe?
I'm not sure how to contact Eheim about this, as there are no email
addresses or phone numbers on their web site. (www.eheim.com) Also,
the 2026/2028 filters are not listed on their site. (??) It's not
critical right now as I'm using it in my fresh water planted tank, but I
figure somewhere down the road I'd like to also set up a reef tank, and
I might wish to use the Eheim in that.