which eheim external do you think?

Discussion in 'Filters, Filtration and Pumps' started by markuk, 17 Jul 2008.

  1. markuk

    markuk Newly Registered

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    i'm stuck on choosing one of these eheims for my 360ltr planted.it's not going to have a massive
    amount of fish,but was thinking more of the turnover of water...well here's my 2 difficult choices

    1..Ehiem pro 3 -1200ltr hr. price is £174.99
    or
    2..Ehiem 2128 thermo - 600ltrs hr. price is £179.99
    any thoughts would be appreciated,thanks........


    mark...
     
  2. john starkey

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    Hi Markuk, i have two eheim 2028s on my 450lts setup and i have been very happy with them,two is a good idea as you will be able to clean them alternatley,regards john
     
  3. markuk

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    Thanks for that John...

    mark.
     
  4. TDI-line

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    Hi Mark,

    i've got an Eheim Pro 3e, and Pro 2 2028, but personally, i'd stick with the Pro 2's. The Pro 3's are very very large, and the normal version would not fit in my tank cabinet (too high), so i bought the Pro 3e, but i don't really use any of the electronic functions though. If mine breaks, i'll probably just buy another Pro 2.
     
  5. markuk

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    cheers mate,never actually thought about the size difference.....
     
  6. Ed Seeley

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    I have a 2128 and don't like the heater part. It has extra cables that are a PITA when cleaning. I'd get a 2028 and fit a Hydor external heater.
     
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    Also my Pro3e has a rubbish flow rate, it can never be set on maximum. :?
     
  8. markuk

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    I went to the TGM on saturday and bought a eheim pro 2 2028.which i think will be perfect for my needs
    had a good day with Jim and Mark..and came back with everything i would need to get started.Spent a good few
    £££££,but well worth it.
     

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