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Old 06-07-2018, 02:53 PM   #1351
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Bro, for my 2 teir canisters, I used all B.B cultivation . The inlet in the tank I use sponge filter. Every 6 months I only open the canister once to change the foam on top of the canister. Inside quite clean despite 6 months never touch.


No hassle one bro. Just don’t follow the traditional method of canister first top teir filter and 2 teir BB cultivation . U will just dirty it very fast especially ur fish is slow eaters.
Thats actually true and quite smart. How often do you clean the external foam filter? Also may i know the type and brand of external foam filter you using? Maybe a picture for illustration would be great. Thanks.
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:38 PM   #1352
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Thats actually true and quite smart. How often do you clean the external foam filter? Also may i know the type and brand of external foam filter you using? Maybe a picture for illustration would be great. Thanks.
Thanks I learnt through the trouble some hard way bro .

The sponge filter I use is ehiem brand. It has a solid casing that holds your sponge and connect to the canister inlet. Get 1 more pair of sponge so that when u WC clean n squeeze those in dirty tank water. Leave the wet one aside and rotate to use the 2nd pair. This way for ages, your sponge will always feel firm n not soggy.
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:55 PM   #1353
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Is it this type:


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Old 06-07-2018, 08:56 PM   #1354
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Yes my dear

But sponge I use is the typical yellow ones
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:54 PM   #1355
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:59 AM   #1356
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Actually I tried before it is not really that fantastic
But it is confirm a upgrade over the old sponge filter , I replace mine with left over seachem media .

I bought the basic for $35 at seaview taiwan selling it for less than $17...

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Old 07-07-2018, 08:02 AM   #1357
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Substrate , I use Amazonia also .
Why , just the system is tried and tested so follow accordingly abit dummy proof.

It’s expensive the bad part .
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Actually I tried before it is not really that fantastic
But it is confirm a upgrade over the old sponge filter , I replace mine with left over seachem media .
Actually the wuwu part it's normal leh the original package also can make the poop wuwu

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Old 08-07-2018, 05:20 PM   #1359
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Hi all

I am new. I have a 3ft x1.5 x1.5 tank. Abt 50 gallon. Is a ehiem 2213 sufficient? I bought it by mistake cos I Thot my tank is 30g.

It's a fresh water planted aquarium with some fish.
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Not really , but planted have a little bit more leeway . See ur bioload bah probably no issue just need to clean it more often else can add a hang on

Hi all

I am new. I have a 3ft x1.5 x1.5 tank. Abt 50 gallon. Is a ehiem 2213 sufficient? I bought it by mistake cos I Thot my tank is 30g.

It's a fresh water planted aquarium with some fish.
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Hi all

I am new. I have a 3ft x1.5 x1.5 tank. Abt 50 gallon. Is a ehiem 2213 sufficient? I bought it by mistake cos I Thot my tank is 30g.

It's a fresh water planted aquarium with some fish.
It's just "right" but you need double of it so maybe like what skytan13 said add another hang on back filter

or try selling it buy sunsun filter
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:29 AM   #1362
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The rating mostly is without the angled joints that the flow to a tank we have so if u use those online calculator and discount away those it will be lesser , even worst if have to go pass a chiller .

So for me I used 6x and above with chiller and 4-6 for none. And always use flow valve for easy maintenance and restricting flow if I have to

You can test actual flow rate , with handohone video in slow motion how long the outlet fills a 1 liter container
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:49 AM   #1363
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Using a 2215 for one of my 2 feet tank and has pre-filter. Flow is quite weak but still acceptable.

For 3ft planted tank with co2.... personally I think way 2213 is way insufficient. Minimum u need a 2215 for decent circulation. Attach a prefilter or reactor the flow rate will be xxx

Google around for ppl comments on the flow rate instead of official eheim’s. Differenc quite a lot

PS - www.plantedtank.net/forums/9-equipment/120979-eheim-flow-2215-2217-tested-terrible-so-far.html#/topics/120979

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Old 09-07-2018, 09:05 AM   #1364
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Finally get to visit Toh yesterday.
Really got the c328 feel but less crowded and more nicely pack.
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And there is a good hawker center
Next row also got another aquarium shop

Finally get to visit Toh yesterday.
Really got the c328 feel but less crowded and more nicely pack.
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