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Old 04-25-2005, 09:02 PM   #1
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Pricing filters - spreadsheet attached

Ok, I have determined that I want a canister filter but am not picky about brand as long as its decent quality. I cant spend more than $80 right now.

Any suggestions eheim, fluval, anything, I just cant make up my mind.

I'm not sure what I am going to put in my tank but can't I set up a standard, good system first before making that decision?

I know I will have a few plants, and some Gouramis and not sure what else...but thats what I know of so far.

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I am not sure which of these is the right for me. I have a 26 or 29 gallon bow front, not sure which, but I want something that will do its job with no hesitation, that is why I am looking at one to do a 60 gallon tank. Maybe they are too powerful...but thats not the issue.

I want to know which is better - it looks like the only difference is one comes with tubes and shut off valves - if thats so, why is it only 4 dollars difference?

Eheim Ecco 2234 Comfort Plus Filter - $89 at Aquarium Guys
http://www.aquariumguys.com/eheimecco1.html

Eheim 2213 Canister Filter Classic Plus - $84 at Aquarium Guys
http://www.aquariumguys.com/eheimcanister2.html

Please help me decide if these are ok for me, and which one is better.

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IMO if its only $4 difference then I would go with the Ecco 2234 because it has 145 gph compared to the Classic plus' 116 gph flow rate and the Ecco seems to be a little bigger, therefore more media space.
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However, I will then need to get cut off valves and hoses which classic supplies...

Hmmm - still not sure which to go with, anyone else? The more opinions the better, thanks.
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What about the fluval 204 or 304? I have the 304 on my 55g fw tank and it works great; strong, quiet, and versitile.
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Get a Fluval 203 at Thatfishplace.com
They are so cheap in price.
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well, an emperor 400 is only about 40 bucks. I have one on my 29 gallon right now. Or an eheim 2213 plus from big als is 64.99
I bought a 2217 not long ago and it comes with all the needed attatchments, and is packed with media.
Or petsolutions.com has a filstar xp2 for 79.99 Or they have an aquaclear 70 for 21.99, thats a pretty good price! And that would save money for other fishy paraphanalia!!
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I own all 3 brands of cannister filters. IMO they are all excellent products. Whichever you decide on, you will be happy with.

I like the Eheims because of the variety of attachments available.

I like the Rena because of the price which equates to best bang for the buck.

A slight preference goes to the Fluvals because they seem to be the easiest to break down and clean.
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i think bio wheel filters are cool i hate the bio bag filters
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I am thinking a Fluval 404 possibly or still the eheims. Still working on the right choice. Getting a bit anxious with my empty 29 gal sitting here on my desk...I REALLY want to get it going!

I would have just gone out and bought something but I am umemployeed and I am trying to stay with a low price but the right filter. This should not be a priority right now, getting a job should be
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