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External filter for 28l nano?

doobiw55

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Any suggestions to which external filter would be suitable for a 28 litre tank?

I've seen the eheim aquacompact series but by the looks of it you need a lid-less tank which I do not have and I'm unsure If able to convert it to suit a lidded tank?

Any suggestions appreciated :)

Tom
 

doobiw55

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Are you able to adjust the water flow rate?

I've always wanted an eheim filter and I have been looking at the professional 3 for my 260l but I think it's going to take a while till I could afford one :(. Has any got any reviews on the fluval g3?

Tom
 

Cecska

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I use a JBLe900 on my 36L.
Check out the flickr page.
 

Katch

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you don't really need to reduce the flow on the 2213, its perfect for that tank size. If you want to tweak it a little you can use a set of double taps and just close one off slightly. I do this when I have fry growing on in the tank (and sponge on the intake)
 

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Hi, I agree with the other posts ,I have a 2213 on a 34 ltr nano, I drilled the holes in the spray bar larger at 1st as it was giving my plants a battering, but it has calmed down loads ,in fact I think i need more flow, and am considering a 2217, so yes the 2213 is a good choice IMO, super silent too, mine is 6 ft from my bed and I cant hear it. :D
 

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What size did you drill them out to? If I put the spray bar in my 30cm cube, acts like a washing machine and throws the substrate about.
 

si-man

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Hydor 200w. They are quite large though so make sure it will fit in the cabinet or wherever its going.
 

doobiw55

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Finally manage to order the eheim 2213 and it's arrived today, I have a bit of cutting to do fit it but all should go well :-/ I have to shorten the spray bar and I have double taps would that be the best way to adjust the water flow or should I make the holes bigger in the the spray bar? as it's only a 28l?

Tom
 

doobiw55

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Just set the eheim up, I have a horrible rattling noise coming from it when I adjust the flow, why is this?

Tom
 

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Sounds like not enough water getting to the impellor. You using the spraybar or just the curved output? If spray bar, enlarge the hole sizes a drill bit at a time until you get the right flow. Got mine full blast without spraybar, decent floe just 1 dead spot so going to open up the holes and try from there
 

doobiw55

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Im using the spray bar so I will open up the the holes a couple of mm, I thought this would be the problem.

Tom
 
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