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Old 05-27-2005, 02:33 AM   #1
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Eheim 2213 need prefilter?

I just bought a Eheim 2213 canister filter for my 30 gal tank. I haven't set it up yet. I have a sand substrate and was wondering if I would need a prefilter for it?
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considering the $5 it would cost versus the risk of eventually damaging the integral pump on your canister filter, it sounds like a 'no brainer' to me ! However, be sure to use/make one which is significantly oversized, as the canister filter's pump flow rate could drop significantly if the suction hose is restricted to any significant degree
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Old 05-28-2005, 11:29 PM   #3
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I thought I'd probably need one. I used a sponge over the intake. Thanks for the reply.
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