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Old 01-07-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
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Canister Filters from Premium Aquatics

I received some Gift cards from Premium Aquatics for Christmas and planned to use them for a new canister filter. I wanted to set up a simple 55g freshwater community tank. I see that most here recommend a Fluval or a Rena however they do not carry these.

My choices are between:

Eheim comfort and classic
Eheim Filters: Premium Aquatics,

Hydor
Hydor Filters: Premium Aquatics

JBJ.
JBJ Reaction Canister: Premium Aquatics

The JBJ looks nice and all but I don't believe a 5w UV sterilizer will do much if anything. Other than that I have no opinions on these as I have never used one on my reef systems. I need a well built filter, easy to setup and prime/disassemble and clean that I can find replacement parts for. Any advice? Thank you.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:16 PM   #2
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I'd personally buy the Eheim 2217.
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:50 PM   #3
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German engineering it is then. What is this bypassing that I hear about some filters being notorious for? Do they get clogged and the water re-routed around the media instead of through it? If so it seems like the Eheim can't possibly do this.
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:00 PM   #4
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Some filters don't seal up well and the water can bypass the media.

The Eheim Classic filters are really not susceptible to this. They're a simple, foolproof design.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:52 PM   #5
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Thank you for your help.
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