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[APD] Re: choices: Eheims

 Hi William,

    I have a couple of Eheim 2026 filters in use on planted tanks; one on a
65 gallon and the other on a 100. They are quiet, well made, easy to clean
and expensive, but worth the price in my opinion.

    The 100 gallon is very heavily stocked with fish, and the filter seems
unable to keep the water free of fine particulate matter at times. I'm not
sure that the larger filter, the 2028 would be an improvement. The only
difference between the 2026 and the larger 2028 is that the latter contains
more filter media. They both run the same pump/motor units. To this day, I
can't figure out how Eheim gets a higher flow rate from the 2028 <g>.

    I've never felt the need for the surface skimmer - the fewer mechanicals
in the tank, the happier I am.

Ron Barter
Perth, Ontario


> Message: 9
> Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 18:50:17 -0700
> From: "Bill Lynn" <wlynn at telus_net>
> Subject: [APD] choices: Eheims
> To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> Well, with all the Eheim talk....
> I am finally resetting my planted aquarium up after a couple years of sheer
> laziness(it was set up from '89 to '01). I had a Wet/dry setup before but
> the problem is noise( Iwaki pumps are supposed to be quiet....hmm...my
> definition of quiet and theirs are different...) from pumps, overflows and
> the filters combined with having a non-aquarist spouse.
> There is a issue of space, my wet/dry will not fit in the cabinet(and it is
> in the living room).
> I have been looking at the Eheim 2026 (it will fit in the cabinet) and my
> aquarium is 100 US gal. The rest of the equipment is Dupla (undergravel
> heater, CO2 etc).
> Any advice, comments on whether to use the larger,2028, is the Ehein skimmer
> worth it?( or just a PITA..first word:pain).
> I would prefer to use the wet/dry but I need a house!
> Thanks...
> William Lynn

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