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Re: [APD] Filter versus Pump

Well, not truly famous, jsut more famous than the Eheims --
am I couching my terms today or what? :-\

Anyway, there's a rash of posts in the APD archives about
the Hagens, and filstars, etc. The new hagens, I believe,
are genrally considered much improved over the previous

Canister filters have lots of specially shaped parts, but
mechanically they are elegant -- simple but functional in
their design. It's the tweaks and details that make the

Lots of folks like Hagens or they wouldn't still be on the
market -- Canister filters is a pretty competitive field.

Scott H.
--- Andrew McLeod <thefish at theabyssalplain_freeserve.co.uk>
> On Tue, 6 Jul 2004 09:43:00 -0700 (PDT), S. Hieber
> I have a Fluval 104, and I think it's the bee's knees.
> What sort of 
> problems are Hagen's famous for? And are their any known
> problems with the 
> latest releases of the x04 series? Like most of the new
> Hagen stuff I have 
> seen, while it may not have the engineering quality that
> Eheims have, at 
> the same time they are quite clever in their design (e.g.
> Aquastop) but 
> quite simple at the same time, which would make them less
> likely to have 
> design flaws possibly? For a precision engineered tool,
> this thread seems 
> to have a lot of 'oddities', probably best described as
> 'quirks', in 
> Eheims. Also Hagen make fewer models than Eheim, so they
> can spend more 
> time on their single line, and they also get my vote by
> describing real 
> flow rates instead of entirely made-up ones...
> -- 
> Andrew McLeod
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