Am also worried that this eheim 2078 which is electronised, hope it does not mal function, as you see electronics can never be said, they are there today and not tomo.However the seller assured me thet its very reliable.
Iâ€™ve dealt with both Pro 3e models - 2076 & 2078; they have been running fine for the past 18months. Having said that, something can go wrong as soon as the voltage reaches a point that the filter electronics cannot handle. So what the seller said was correct w.r.t that you take care of the safe input voltage.
Everything has a safe operating voltage; any product that incorporates safety measures absorbing third party faults will be expensive. Most manufactures refrain from doing so as it adds on their cost & makes their product look more expensive. Some incorporate this feature to an extent, as in the case of Eheim Pro 3e, it comes with An External SMPS based DC power supply. So thatâ€™s good to absorb some surge & fluctuations. Iâ€™ve personally not used one â€“ but I think it should be intelligent enough to switch off in low voltage condition or have some sought of protection â€“ need to test.
Pro3e is nice to have with all those add on functions, but those functions wonâ€™t be of much use on a aquarium which is 4 times bigger than itâ€™s recommended capacity. I would have recommended / opted for a classic model instead. Where I get the following advantages:
Twice as large media capacity (gives more media options & longer cleaning cycles)
Higher flow rate â€“ ensures better turn around time.
Cost 10% less â€“ this saving can buy me some media.
Drain pipe â€“ Easy to carry once water is emptied & to some extent partial reverse flushing further increases service period.
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Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:23 pm Post subject: Re: Atman filters
I donâ€™t see any issue is keeping a 7000lph or even 15000lph pump ON for 24x7. If it is meant for biological filtration it has to be on always.
I completely understand power outages are likely & thatâ€™s something not in our control, but if you wish to have 100% uptime, opt for an inverter.
You are absolutely right. But I was talking about a regular water pump. I don't think you can keep a regular water pump on 24x7. Aquarium pumps- YES, but a regular water pump would go kaput if kept on 24x7. Im not sure about it but I use one (.75 HP) for changing the water of my 100G tank and it gets quite hot in 20mins of running.
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