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Re: Rio pumps (Was Re: Eheim Internal filters)
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Rio pumps (Was Re: Eheim Internal filters)
- From: "Louis Lin" <lhclin at aw_sgi.com>
- Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 11:18:16 -0500
- In-Reply-To: Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com (Aquatic Plants Digest) "Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #857" (Feb 19, 10:25am)
- References: <199902191525.KAA18643 at acme_actwin.com>
James Purchase wrote:
> Rio makes a filter attachement for several of their internal pumps which
> appear to be dead ringers for the Eheim units which I have. Several of the
> mail order houses have them, and they cost _much_ less than the Eheims. But
> I have no experience with Rio pumps and cannot comment on their quality.
Rio pumps are versatile, economical and powerful, but don't expect
I used to run three Rio 2100's in my marine tank. Some of the flaws I
- The power cord is too short.
- The rubber suction cups don't last, and there is no alternative way to
hang the pump.
- Rio's probably need to be cleaned more regularly to prevent burn out.
One of them burn out in less than a year, most likely due to excessive
calcium build up.
If you plan to use Rio's only for mechanical filtration, you don't have
to buy the filter attachment. The Rio comes with a big strainer that
makes it looks like an Eheim pump. You can stuff floss in the strainer
for mechanical filtration.