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Re: Question about filters

> Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 23:57:33 EDT
> From: LeroyC333 at aol_com
> But I 
> am willing to pay the extra $54 dollars for the Eheim Professional filter, IF 
> it is the better filter and IF it provides better filtration for my tank.  

The question of "better filtration" is problematical. Both of these filters (or 
almost any filter with enough capacity for your tank) will provide adequate 
filtration. About the only difference you *may* see is mechanical filtration. 
But since most canister filters use filter floss as the final stage, this is 
probably a moot point also. 

So, we're left with which is the "better filter". "Better" is subjective. To 
some people, "cheapest" is better. Or smaller is better. Easier to clean is 
better. Long lasting is better. Easy to find replacement parts is better. Green 
fittings are better than brown fittings. Yada, Yada, Yada. 

IMHO, go with the Eheim. We've had five of the older "22xx" series and they have 
never leaked. The *only* problem we ever had was when I dropped a ceramic 
impeller shaft and it broke. Eheim makes a good surface skimmer ("Extractor") 
that keeps that nasty surface film away. The newer versions have a nice "quick 
disconnect" setup (very important!).
> So, <snip>

Eheims have always seemed to be of superior construction. I think Hagen tries 
too hard to make their products "more cost effective", if you catch my drift. 

George Booth in Ft. Collins, Colorado (booth at frii_com)