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Re: NFC: Fish List, October 22nd-26th, Prices Included (HOLIDAY SPECIALS!)

At the risk of sounding like an ancestor(40+ years in
the hobby/field) I have seen literally tons of
equipment come and go,

Eheim survives by being well made and getting the
minimal job done, it doesnt do anything an ugf does at
a fraction of the price, or simple box filters,

for extreme filtration the best products I know of are
from Florida Aqua Farms, their cylindrical tower fiber
filters in whatever canister you want to put them

you are right, you can spend mega bucks on equipment
and not get more or better filtration for far less.

--- "D. Martin Moore" <archimed at netdoor_com> wrote:
> On 21 Oct 2001, at 11:21, Wally Billingham wrote:
> > IMHO heater cables are a waste of big money. I
> know some people swear by
> > them, but   I also know a ton of people will
> awesome planted tanks that do
> > not have them.
> The idea behind the cables is not to produce healthy
> plants in the 
> short term, but to keep the substrate healthy over
> the long term.  
> So say Herren Horst und Kipper.  As to the
> cost...they can be 
> made quite cheaply.  As I recall there was an
> article in FAMA 
> several years back on how to do it.  What amazes me
> is that 
> anybody falls for Dupla's rip-off prices (Kaspar
> Horst again).  Which 
> reminds me, I bought an Eheim filter not very long
> ago, after 
> hearing so many people rave about it.  I was not
> impressed.  I think 
> most people just want to justify the money they
> spent on it by 
> telling others how good it is.  I have always
> questioned how these 
> filters are rated for a given tank - the flow rate
> is just way too slow.  
> Folks have told me that the "superior design of the
> filter chamber 
> makes a higher flow rate unnecessary".  Hogwash.  I
> wonder if 
> Dupla and Ehiem are so expensive simply because they
> are 
> German imports?
> Prost,
> Martin
> Jackson, MS
> -----------
> I remember how my great-uncle Jerry would sit on the
> porch 
> and whittle all day long. Once he whittled me a toy
> boat out 
> of a larger toy boat I had. It was almost as good as
> the first 
> one, except now it had bumpy whittle marks all over
> it. And 
> no paint, because he had whittled off the paint. 

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