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Re: Filter advice needed

Hi Sharon,

Please read my comments on the 2028 in Oct.  My only
update is, with my constant overfeeding, to get
crystal clear water I have to clean my 2028 roughly
every 2 months instead of 4 as previously stated.


I love it & think having 1 in your 110G is adequate. 
If you have the money, 2 wouldn't hurt, and that'll
give you even more time between periodic maintenances.
 Most owners will tell you the Pro2 is so quiet it's
almost scary.  If you keep the spray bar underwater,
you will literally have to look at the waterflow or
touch the unit to make sure it's still powered on!

Not that they're bad, but I would not get the Classic
2213/15/17 personally for a few reasons:

1) Pro2 is self priming and *hint* if you fill enough
water back in the canister after cleaning, all you
have to do is plug power back and voila!  ie you don't
even have to use the Push II Prime pump that's built
into the unit.  It just can't get any easier, unless
somebody comes out with a self-cleaning canister!
2) The Auto Valve Release feature is NICE.  You will
never get water draining/spilling from your tank
during cleaning.
3) Pro2 comes with media racks/baskets (2 for 2026 & 3
for 2028), which is VERY handy.  I use 1 for mech & 2
for bio as recommended by Eheim.
4) You can get priming aid, tap connectors, media
baskets, etc separately for the Classic series but
IMHO only worthwhile as upgrades to your existing 221x
5) The 221x has been around for yrs & the line will
probably be retired sooner than the Pro & Pro2
6) For the amount I paid ($200US) the 2028 includes 2L
of Mech & 4L of Substrate, 1 coarse, 1 fine, 3 carbon
pads.  I don't think buying a 221x will save me

On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 08:05:06AM -0500, Sharon
<sharon at stewartcentral_com> wrote:

> I've decided to give Eheim a try. I've been eyeing
the professional II
> series and was wondering if anyone had any comments.
The tank is now
> located behind the couches in the TV room, so I need
a quiet filter. I'm
> also thinking that I should go with two filters this
time around. That
> will get pricey with the professional series, so
I've also been
> considering the 2215. Is this model difficult to
prime--or to clean, for
> that matter?
> I would appreciate any feedback from Eheim users.

The Eheim 2028 Prof.II I have is well made, easy to
operate and
quiet. Priming works and doesn't need training, as my
Genio Sicce3
needs (the latter also primes well, but needs some
trickery and
precise order of some operations). If you need really
operation then don't feed the CO2 output into
canister, it'll make
operation noisier, not to mention occasional burps
caused by gas

Vallo Kallaste
kalts at estpak_ee

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