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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:35 pm Post subject: Canister filter .. Dophin or Dolphin Reply with quote

 Hi,
 
 I  want  to  buy  an  external  canister  filter  for  a  5  feet  tank.  
 Since  I  dont  have  budget  for  an  EHIEM  for  this  volume,  I  decided  to  go  for  Dolphin  filter.
 My  LFS  guy  claims  that  DOPHIN  is  the  original  brand  and  that  DOLPHIN  is  a  substandard  brand.
 
 He  has  given  me  a  DOPHIN  C1300    filter  of  34  watts,  1000  L/Hr  capacity.  It  has  some  sort  of  Chinese  characters  on  it.
 I  am  not  sure  if  this  is  the  proper  branded  product  or  a  contraband.  Please  find  the  images  below.
 
 
 
 
 Please  guide  me,  how  to  find  out  which  is  the  proper  one.  
 I  tried  Googling  both  "DOPHIN"  and  "DOLPHIN"  aquarium  filter,  but  i  was  not  able  to  find  exact  match  for  either  one.
 I  was  however  able  to  find  a  website  for  DOLPHIN  pumps,  but  not  for  the  filter.  
 
 If  there  is  an  official  website  for  the  filter  manufacturer,  please  let  me  know.
 
 Regards,
 Kishore
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:42 pm Post subject: Re: Canister filter .. Dophin or Dolphin Reply with quote

 As  far  as  I  know,  the  brand  name  is  Dolphin.  Dophin  looks  like  a  Chinese  duplicate.  However,  lets  see  what  other  members  experience  says.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:37 am Post subject: Re: Canister filter .. Dophin or Dolphin Reply with quote

 Same  filter.  Name  got  changed  a  couple  of  years  ago  if  I  am  not  wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:05 am Post subject: Re: Canister filter .. Dophin or Dolphin Reply with quote

 Kishore,
 
 I  think  the  following  link  is  for  the  Florida  based  company.
 
 http://www.dolphinpumps.com/About%20Us/About%20Us.html
 
 You  may  write  to  them  for  clarification  on  the  originality  of  the  product  you  have  purchased.
 
 While  on  this,  I  would  like  to  say  -  that  most  reputed  brands  of  products  today  are  manufactured  in  'China'  or  other
 low  cost  geographies  -  under  license  from  the  parent  company.  In  such  situation  -  the  quality  standards  are  very
 stringent  and  the  consumer  gets  the  commitment  on  the  same  from  the  parent  company.
 
 I  personally  believe  that  all  chinese  products  are  not  inferior  and  one  must  take  advantage  of  the  fact  that  now
 premium  brands  of  various  products  are  being  made  affordable  by  'outsourcing'  it  to  China.  
 
 However,  one  must  guard  against  'spurious'  stuff  which  violates  'copyrights'  and  license  agreements.
 
 Regards,
 K  Ram
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:39 am Post subject: Re: Canister filter .. Dophin or Dolphin Reply with quote

 Thanks  all.  Smile  
 
 @MatsyaPremi
 I'll  try  to  confirm  from  the  Dolphin  pumps  company  about  it.
 
 In  meantime,  I'm  providing  below  some  more  details  of  the  filter  (and  various  parts  inside  it  )  that  I  got  in  the  package  shown  in  above  pics.  It  will  be  very  helpful  if  someone  can  clarify  if  these  are  what  is  contained  in  a  canister.  
 
 -  Filter  body  with  the  pump  contained  in  the  top
 -  Inlet  and  outlet  tubes
 -  Spray  bar  for  the  outlet
 -  Inside  the  filter  there  are  four  chambers  (  looks  like  square  plastic  baskets  stacked  on  top  of  each  other)
 -  Lowest  chamber  contains  sponge  (two  layers  of  different  materials)
 -  Next  chamber  contains  charcoal
 -  Next  chamber  contains  ceramic  rings  (small  white  cylinders  about  1  cm  in  length)
 -  Top  chamber  is  empty  (LFS  guy  said  we  can  fill  it  with  bio  balls  which  have  be  bought  separately)
 
 Please  let  me  know  if  anything  is  missing  out  from  the  list  mentioned  above.  
 Also,  if  any  of  you  has  bought  a  Dolphin  filter  recently,  maybe  you  can  clarify  regarding  the  name  on  the  filter  you  have  purchased  (DOPHIN  or  DOLPHIN)
 
 Regards,
 Kishore
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:42 am Post subject: Re: Canister filter .. Dophin or Dolphin Reply with quote

 Found  one  reference  to  DOPHIN  ..  Smile
 Dophin  filter  page  on  a  online  sales  website
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:28 pm Post subject: Re: Canister filter .. Dophin or Dolphin Reply with quote

 Hi  ..
 
 The  Original  Dophin  is  hosted  in  the  below  link,  product  of  KWZONE  and  a  well  known  
 and  good  quality  product  of  Indonesia..
 
 I  guess  the  photo  posted  by  you  are  of  older  brothers  of  these..
 
 http://www.kwzone.com/products/links/canister%20filter.htm
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:47 pm Post subject: Re: Canister filter .. Dophin or Dolphin Reply with quote

 HI  
 Don't  know  how  much  of  this  is  true..
 One  of  the  LFS  guy,  incidently  a  good  friend  of  mine,  told  me  that  the  two  referred  above  are  of  the  same  manufacturer..  and  most  probably  made  in  china..
 
 He  said  that  he  had  ordered  directly  form  the  manufacturer  and  had  both  of  them  delivered  to  him  in  the  same  consignment.He  too  was  confused  and  had  had  inquired  about  it  too..
 
 Later  ,  he  gave  a  vague  explanation  that   English  was  a  bit  of  problem  with  Chinese  and  hence  these  demarkations..
 Have  never  used  any  of  these..  hence  no  idea  in  any  sort  of  difference  in  quality  of  these  two.
 
 Better  to  check  out  with  hobbyist  who  are  using  these....
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