Re:Big Eheim filters
there are some little notes on the answer of Neale to your question about
big eheim filters.
I am very satisfied with the Eheim filters although I only have a small one.
>It is basically good, but I have a few gripes compared with the Fluvals.
I canīt compare it to fluvals because I donīt know them. But there is one
big advantage compared to the Vitakraft filter i have (I do not know if you
can get them in the USA). The Eheims starts runnning after electric
break-downs by themselves the vitakraft does not!
>(2) The media are not separate. Fluval have three large plastic chambers,
>so you can easily replace or clean just on at a time. The Eheim is more of
>a bucket, so changing the carbon or peat is a real chore.
They changed it in the latest models (2222;2224;2226;2228)
There are two or three plastic chambers (depending on the size of filter
>(3) The Eheim seems much more prone to getting air bubbles inside the
>impeller (leading to a very irritating rattle) if locate by the side rather
>than below the tank.
This is really a little problem with the Eheims. I think all other filters
with horizontal impeller do have the this problems. But you can solve it by
shaking the filter sometimes and leaving the room for a while ;-)
>Wet Dry filters work fine in freshwater.
There is also a type of filter (Eheim 2227; 2229)that is called intervall
filter which seems to be similar to a wet dry filter.There is a part of the
filter that is periodically filled with air and then again with water: Donīt
ask me aboout working mechanism. I only know this from the Eheim info material.
>Incidentally, having two filters in parallel is good, for the same reason
>having two heaters is: if one fails, the other will 'back up' for you.
Havig three is better, so you can lend one to somebody how only has a broken
one ;-) !
email: aldag at tzv_fal.de
excuse the awfull english