Filters: What brand/type are the popular filters of choice?
Posted 24 April 2007 - 10:59 AM
Maybe in a few months time you can give some feedback on the filter you've chosen?
Posted 24 April 2007 - 01:03 PM
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 06:25 PM
Ok the Fx5 is rated as (according the box ours came in!)
Pump Output 3500l
Filter Circulation 2130l/h
For aquariums up to 1500L
Hope this helps :lol
Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:39 PM
I have a 403 thats been running for 16 years without missing a beat and I bought it 2nd hand. Also have a 104 and 304.
Recently purchased a new tank set up that came with a Jialu brand. What a rattler. :!: Its now back in the box.
Posted 19 April 2008 - 05:28 PM
Posted 19 April 2008 - 05:52 PM
The thing I have found with most brands is that they always list the maximum flow rate.
If you check the specs on the box it usually givesa flow rate depending on head height...ie the maximum height to have the spray bar situated.
So with that in mind you need to take into consideration the height of your tank, and check out what the
minimum flow rate is for that particular filter.
Posted 02 June 2008 - 10:18 PM
got it from Vebas. Had no probs in almost a year and a half!
I'll post up water flow of canister when i can see the stats
on the box in the shed in daylight hours!
Posted 19 April 2009 - 07:12 PM
I'll be looking at buying some filters for my new two 6x2x2 tanks.
I was wondering what's the brand/type of choice? Ehiem and Aquaone seem to be well known brands.
I'll probably go external cannisters for ease of access instead of internals. I have a WEIPRO cannister on my 5ft at the moment. Even though it was very well priced it's also quite noisy at times.
You might like to try the Heto brand. I also have an Eheim and I would buy either of them again. They are very similar noise levels (the noisiest part is the waterfall in the tank). Pricewise I got both from our friends at Aquotix on Bannister Rd. and the price was $260 for the Eheim 2217 and $139 for the Heto Neo-501. The Heto is marginally more fiddly but otherwise the only thing that separates them is the price. I love the Eheim and the Heto equally. The Eheim is looking after my 5 foot outdoor cichlid tank and the Heto is easily looking after my 4 foot indoor cichlid tank.
Posted 19 April 2009 - 07:25 PM
Posted 19 April 2009 - 07:26 PM
I managed to find some suitable filters (would be worried if I didn't since the thread was created in April '07 ).
I haven't dealt with the Heto first hand so can't really comment on it too much with the exception of the build looks quite similar to the Weipro I had.
Most of my filters I use are Eheim mainly do to availability of parts, low noise and reliability. I've got a handful of Aqua One filters too.
Posted 03 May 2009 - 12:15 AM
price seems good or is it too good to be true what about the aqua nova's . ive got a 4 ft community and a 3ft and need one for both and their more in my
tight ass budget so all help would be greatful.
Posted 02 February 2011 - 12:32 AM
Now i have been looking at Fx5 - eheim 2180 - 2080 or replace the two 2217's. I have messy fish and can get crowded from time to time.
All ideas and opinions greatly appreciated
is a flow rate of 6 ideal? if so means for my 800l tank ill need a filter/s 4800lph
Posted 02 February 2011 - 05:06 PM
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