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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:02 am Post subject: Cannister v/s top filter - cost benefit analysis Reply with quote

 1.  Considering  the  significant  cost  difference  between  a  Cannister  via-avis  a  overhead  (top)  filter,  what  is  better  for  a  36*15*18  (LWD)  planted  tank?  
 2.  Are  brands  other  then  Eheim  also  good  for  cannisters,  everyone  seems  to  be  recommending  only  Eheim.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:27 am Post subject: Re: Cannister v/s top filter - cost benefit analysis Reply with quote

 Eheims  are  the  best  in  their  category  in  terms  of  quality.  I  would  not  go  for  anything  else,  when  buying  a  canister  filter.  And  canister  filters  have  a  huge  chamber  for  filter  media  in  comparison  to  Over  the  top  filters.  Hence  the  filtration  capacity  is  many  times  that  of  an  over  the  top.  Ive  seen  over  the  top  filters  clogging  when  they  get  too  dirty,  but  my  Eheim  2217  has  been  ever  reliable  with  no  clogging  problems  ever.
 
 My  opinion  -  If  you  have  the  money,  go  the  canister  way.  Its  worth  it.  If  you  dont,  only  then  settle  with  an  over  the  top.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:52 am Post subject: Re: Cannister v/s top filter - cost benefit analysis Reply with quote

 i'm  using  aquaone  canister  filter,  it  costs  abt  half  the  equivalent  model  from  ehiem  (which  would  have  been  the  obvious  choice  for  everyone  including  me,  but  cost  was  the  limiting  factor)  and  by  far  quite  satisfied  with  its  performance.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:11 am Post subject: Re: Cannister v/s top filter - cost benefit analysis Reply with quote

 Hi,
 
 Am  using  Dolphin  C1000  for  my  2  1/2  feeter.  But  my  personal  experience  I  would  suggest  you  to  go  for  Ehiem.  Maintenance  wise,  Ehiem  is  better.  It  has  locking  facilities  in  both  ends.  Hence  it  is  easy  to  clean  the  filter..
 
 Where-else  in  the  other  canister  filter,  it  has  only  one  valve.
 
 But  if  money  does'nt  permit  us  to  buy  Ehiem,  then  we  need  to  go  for  the  other  brands.!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:03 pm Post subject: Re: Cannister v/s top filter - cost benefit analysis Reply with quote

 You  cannot  use  a  top  filter  if  you  are  injecting  CO2  in  a  tank.  So  its  automatically  ruled  out  for  a  hi-tech  planted  tank.
 For  a  low  tech  tank,  a  top  filter  will  be  cheaper,  easier  to  clean  and  replace  if  necessary,  but  no  so  aesthetically  pleasing  and  efficient.  
 IMO,  go  for  it  if  its  not  your  display  tank  and  you  don't  want  to  spend  a  lot  of  money.
 
 Eheim  has  proven  itself  over  years  to  the  Indian  aquarist.  There  are  many  other  good  brands  but  the  old  221x  series  is  probably  the  most  used  by  serious  aquarists   so  far.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:57 pm Post subject: Re: Cannister v/s top filter - cost benefit analysis Reply with quote

 ok.  My  new  planted  tank  is  going  to  be  26*15*18  (LWD)....  thats  approx  42  gallons  or  160  ltrs.  So  my  filter  volume  should  be  approx  4x  =  640  lts/hr..
 I  am  considering  Eheim  2217  (pump  o/p  -  1000ltr/hr)  or  EccoPro  2032  (pump  o/p  -  500ltrs/hr)...  both  cost  approx  same.  Preference  is  to  buy  2217  as  I  may  upgrade  to  a  4  or  5ft  tank  in  future.  However,  some  people  I  talked  to  advised  that  the  flow  would  be  too  much  for  a  3  ft  tank,  to  reduce  it,  I  could  direct  the  flow  to  the  glass.
 
 Any  advise  on  suitability  and  setup  of  2217  /  other  filter  for  a  3  ft  tank?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:55 pm Post subject: Re: Cannister v/s top filter - cost benefit analysis Reply with quote

 I  have  a  2217  running  in  my  3  feet{36X18X18inch  tank}.  There  is  no  issue  with  the  flow.  I  had  the  holes  of  the  return  pipe  directed  against  glass.  Alternately  you  can  add  a  el  cheapo  spray  bar  to  the  2217  spray  bar  to  reduce  the  flow  thorough  each  of  the  holes.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:18 pm Post subject: Re: Cannister v/s top filter - cost benefit analysis Reply with quote

 I  could  not  find  the  EccoPro  series  when  I  was  looking  for  a  filter.  But  even  if  its  available,  the  price  difference  between  EccoPro  and  Classic  series  is  not  too  much.  I  have  a  2217  for  my  36x18x24  tank.
 
 Though  there  are  cheaper  options  available,  I  feel  Eheims  are  efficient  in  terms  of  power  consumption.  I  would  go  with  Eheim  as  long  as  budget  is  not  a  concern.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:32 pm Post subject: Re: Cannister v/s top filter - cost benefit analysis Reply with quote

                                                   
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 Though  there  are  cheaper  options  available,  I  feel  Eheims  are  efficient  in  terms  of  power  consumption.  I  would  go  with  Eheim  as  long  as  budget  is  not  a  concern.                

 Hi  Deepak,
 
 So  for  this  reason,  I  suppose  we  can  use  EHEIM  pumps  for  lift  in  the  TOP  filter.
 
 
 
 For    planted  tank  ,  if  that  was  the  subject  then  canisters-EHEIMs
 Else  for  communitys  a  sump>top  filter  with  EHIEM  pumps  would  be  IMHO  a  good  choice.
 
 Hope  that  helps.  Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:31 am Post subject: Re: Cannister v/s top filter - cost benefit analysis Reply with quote

 well  i  have  two  tanks  one  of  them  is  planted  .  for  planted  it  has   to  be  cannister  no  other  option  ifthe  tank  is  more  than  20  gallons
 ehiem  power  head  has  warranty  in  asia  and  the  spare  parts  are  availabe  in  india  thats  one  of  the  most  important  reason  i  suggest  ehiem  
 on  other  hand  top  filters  are  better  for  bio  filteration  but  little  more  maintenence  than  cannister
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 My  only  comparison  is  for  canister  filters  in  context  to  below  post  (for  a  3footer  as  I  have  one).  Clarification  for  people  who  couldnt  understand  it.
 
 Actually  one  can  also  opt  for  2215  if  you  think  2217  will  have  more  flow  rate.
 
 
                                                 
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ok.  My  new  planted  tank  is  going  to  be  26*15*18  (LWD)....  thats  approx  42  gallons  or  160  ltrs.  So  my  filter  volume  should  be  approx  4x  =  640  lts/hr..
 I  am  considering  Eheim  2217  (pump  o/p  -  1000ltr/hr)  or  EccoPro  2032  (pump  o/p  -  500ltrs/hr)...  both  cost  approx  same.  Preference  is  to  buy  2217  as  I  may  upgrade  to  a  4  or  5ft  tank  in  future.  However,  some  people  I  talked  to  advised  that  the  flow  would  be  too  much  for  a  3  ft  tank,  to  reduce  it,  I  could  direct  the  flow  to  the  glass.
 
 Any  advise  on  suitability  and  setup  of  2217  /  other  filter  for  a  3  ft  tank?
 
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My  only  comparison  is  for  canister  filters  in  context  to  below  post  (for  a  3footer  as  I  have  one).  Clarification  for  people  who  couldnt  understand  it.
                 

 
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