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Old 02-27-2006, 09:57 AM   #11
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It will be about 7 or 8 more years before people can tell you that their Cascade or Renas can last for a decade. Cascade just came out with Canisters a few years back. And I believe Rena did too. Right now I am at 18 months with the Cascade and it is still in perfect condition. I haven't had to replace anything. Well, the usual filter floss, but no mechanical parts.
Well so far so good then.. Magnums were good for about the first 2 years they were in service... well I think we all know how that turned out (they take quite a bit of work and there not exactly quiet).
I hope for better news out of these though.
AP has no track record for mecanical parts that I know of, other then the exellent air pumps they put out (wich might be a good enough reason to go with a rena)
and Pen Plex's record is a little shotty (to put it mildly) IMO in the past.. so I can only hope for the best for all you cascade owners out there.. good luck.. :P
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Old 02-27-2006, 10:09 AM   #12
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btw. I see that you live in TX..

you could get by with 400W of total heat (it shouldn't get that cold down there)

you could use just two of the inline 200W heaters if you perfer.. It would work just fine IMO.
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:04 PM   #13
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Definately go with 2 canisters, i'm using a single one on my 85 gallon and i really need another one, plus I only have two fish in the tank (...although quite large fish, a 7" oscar & a 15" Pleco), I'm sure there are some great filters out there but I will now never get anything but ehiem, I'm using a Seachem canister on my 85 at the moment no older than my eheim on my other tank, i hate it, the impeller needs replacing (it's impossible to prime and it rattles and buzzes), it wont seal either causing it to leak everywhere (at one point i was using silicone to seal it), no probs with the ehiem, silent and reliable, not saying that there aren't any other good filters out there, only make sure you get one with a good reputation.
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Old 02-27-2006, 09:18 PM   #14
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OceanMist.. What canister filter do you have on your 85 (I dont think Seachem makes a canister filter, and they don't have one on there website http://www.seachem.com/products/filtration.html ) I really think a adiquite filter is all thats needed, 2 would just be for redundancy wich if you get a Eheim I honestly think its overkill (Ive NEVER heard of one to fail to operate correctly)

And as I said.. as far as long reliable reputations Fluval and Eheim are the canisters to get.

My Fluval is over 10 years old and I've seen quite a few of them running great after 10 years or more. I would put them second only to Eheim, and only because of there near complete scilence of operation.
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It is a canister made by Seachem although it has an Interpet sticker located on its side, I think it must have been made by seachem for Interpet or something, these are both quite reputable companies in my opinion... although it's clearly an old filter and will definately have lost some efficiency it is no older than my Eheim canister (which is the 2013, on my small tank) and it looks like an eheim imitation (translucent green cylindrical canister, similar to the eheim classics), this leads me to believe it must have been manufactured around the same time or later, however the eheim runs silently and efficiently and this runs noisily and is a pain to say the least. This is why I still like eheim and have bought the libery 200 for my soon-to-be nano reef, although i'm sure there are other great companies besides Ehiem, I favour them over all others.
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Old 02-27-2006, 11:41 PM   #16
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Im sorry to say that your "Seachem" filter is likely a product made by a company that paid SeaChem to be able to put their name on it. Its a common practice when a company doesnt produce a product but has a good reputation to be solisted by companies to do this sort of thing (hopefully this was a long time ago and before SeaChem became the name that it is now, I would hate to think they would sell their name now a days)
that filter is likely a chinese knockoff of the eheim classic (as you suspected). ouch.

Hagan (Fluval) produces its products in Canada and Germany. Eheim I belive is still a German only produced product.
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that is highly possible, ... well, whoever it's made by it's junk and i'll be needing a new one (or two?) sometime soon.
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I bet you would be happy with the performance of just one 2217 as well (you have big poluters but it would handle it)
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