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> > Now, don't get me wrong, the eheim is 2-3x the price of the fluval, so you
> > get what you pay for.  BUT, I like my fluval.  There is nothing wrong with
> > it.  It performs exactly like is should.  I chose the fluval
> > based on price, and
> > therefor expected a slightly lower quality device.  It is a great
> > filter for the $,
> > and I would reccomend it if you can't or don't want to pay the $ for an
> > eheim.  If money isn't an issue or less of an issue than quality,
> > I'd reccomend
> > eheim any day over fluval.
> The Eheims seem to have come down dramatically in price lately.  You can get
> a 2217-Plus with all fixin's (media, etc.) for $159 at Pet Warehouse.
> That's only $60 more than a 403 from the same place, and the 2217 is rated
> for a much larger tank (159 vs 100 gallons, according to the specs in the
> Pet Warehouse catalog).  An even better deal is the 2213-Plus.  It's only
> $89, versus $79 for a Fluval 303.

Wow!  I'll have to re-think my opinion then... the $10 difference is, IMHO, well
worth it, assuming they have made no significant changes in design.