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Re: Wet/Dry Trickle filter vs Canister Filter
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Wet/Dry Trickle filter vs Canister Filter
- From: "Rachel Sandage" <rachelsor at hotmail_com>
- Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 08:58:35 -0700
We have two Marineland Eclipse System tanks in bedrooms - an Eclipse system
6 in my sons bedroom, and the 29 gallon tank with the Eclipse II hood in
mine. I don't know how noisy they are compared to trickle filters/sumps.
Both tanks are over 3 years old. If I had it to do again, I wouldn't put
these tanks in the bedrooms. We thought the water sound would be soothing,
but often it is just annoying. I took the biowheel out of the larger tank
and put some coarse foam in instead to reduce the noise, which helped alot,
but there are still many nights where I think about just unplugging the
thing or putting it on a timer with the lights.
The 72 gallon tank in the living room has a silent Eheim canister filter,
and I love it. It is true that the filter is harder to clean, but then again
I only clean it every 6-8 weeks. I can't figure out where I'd put it, or I'd
replace the bedroom tank filter with an eheim canister too.
My opinions only.
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