Eheim Ehfisubstrat vs Ehfisubstrat Pro?

Discussion in 'Filters, Filtration and Pumps' started by Steve Smith, 11 Aug 2008.

  1. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    Just wondering what the real difference is between these two sintered glass media. The only thing I've found is that the Pro is traditional hoops style media, whereas the non-pro is like stone chips. I have some of the non-pro in one of my filters and haven't had any issues.

    The only thing I can think of is that the pro would probably not restrict flow as much as the non-pro. Any other thoughts on this?

    Any other recommendations on other sintered glass media?
     
  2. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    As long as you didn't pack it in then I don't think it will make much difference which shape sintered glass material you use. Personally I have some old Siporax and the new stuff I've bought is JBL Sintomec which are chunky cylinders with a central hole. They seem to do a good job!!!
     
  3. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Forget that just stick with sponges :lol:

    Sam

    (PS - said with his tongue firmly in his cheek ;))
     
  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    I bought some Siporax in the end, as my LFS had a box in.

    I've been looking at Easy Life Symbiont today though. Might give this a go at some point. Effective surface area is approx 620 m2 / litre apparently. A 300g bag costs £9.99 from AE which sounds expensive, but is good for up too 900L aquariums (tropical).
     
  5. Maximumbob

    Maximumbob Member

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    I think you got a bit mixed up. Substrat is the stone chips type effect and Pro are little balls.

    I prefer the balls as flow through is more even and there are less areas of clogging etc. Otherwise they are both very similar in surface area etc (from what I can gather) I have found them slightly easier to handle and clean as well.

    Ehfimech is the little hula hoops.
     

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