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Old 01-21-2014, 08:49 PM   #51
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I liked the idea of the media baskets for ease of maintenance. Probably doesn't matter at this point: the Eheim looks to be the best bet overall
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:53 PM   #52
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The Eheim 2217 has baskets like the Fluval as far as I can tell. I've read several reviews on the Eheim that they leak.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:26 PM   #53
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Only the 2213 has baskets; the 2215 & 2217 do not. The reviews are all over the place on both units. I'd say they're both a win, depending upon individual taste.
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Old 01-21-2014, 09:44 PM   #54
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Sorry, it was the 2075 that has the baskets. It also has a lot of bad reviews and bad customer service reports.

I guess it depends on whether you get a lemon and a bad company rep. It happens with everything.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:37 PM   #55
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I have seven fluval pumps and a few Aqua Clear pumps and I have only ever had a issue with the aqua clear being very noisy about a week after I purchased it. I have always been a fluval canister fan they have so many options you can add to them as far as media wise. They also have an adjustable flow. Quick release hoses. U just can't beat it. I have the 304,205,306,404,305,405x2 and everyone runs great. Never had a leak.
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:06 PM   #56
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After sending another email to PetsMart yesterday, I received an email this morning saying that the filters are the 306 filter so I just placed an order for them.
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Hey congrats! New play toys coming! Can't beat that. OS.
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:14 PM   #58
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Nice you will be happy with the 306 it's a nice filter
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:26 AM   #59
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After sending another email to PetsMart yesterday, I received an email this morning saying that the filters are the 306 filter so I just placed an order for them.
I never heard back about the 405/406 issue so I just ordered an Eheim 2217 from Ken's for $137. Hope I can figure out how to get it up and running!
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:15 AM   #60
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The eheim2217 was the right choice as you will soon see. Youre worried now but youll be smiling after.

Its easy setup. Get everything in position and then cut the pipes so you dont cut them too short.

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