Eheim ECCO Canister Filter
Does anyone know if this canister filter is any good? I'm trying to find a decent canister filter that isn't so expensive for my 40G.
Thanks in advance for any help I get.
I've never use one of thos before, but I know a lot of people that really like that brand
For a extra ~$40, I would suggest the XP2
You should be able to find a better deal on E-bay for a XP2
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My brother-in-law has an Eheim ECCO and loves it. He runs it on a 37gal.
i absolutely love eheim as a brand, cant see myself ever using another brand (other than the rena xp series...looking at getting an xp4).
they are quite, ridiculously easy to prime, and hold a nice bit of media
I have it, its a nice filter, but make sure you get the 2236, because they are rated extremely high, for the amount they actually filter. I have a 2236 on a 60 gallon and it isnt nearly enough. A 2236 would probably do ok on a 40 gallon though.
If you want an Eheim classic I have a new 2215 available for $100 + shipping. Includes all the media, the hose hasn't even been cut yet. I bought one on e-bay last year with a broken canister, then eventually found a replacement canister for it.
I have another 2215 running on my 40 gallon tank, also an air-powered hydrosponge filter to help pick up debris. Does a great job as far as I've seen, in spite of the tank being heavily stocked.
I also have a used ecco 2232 for $50, but I wouldn't recommend it as the only filter for a 40 gallon tank.
Guess I should of made this clear...the 40G already has a Bio-wheel 350. I am looking for an additional filter for the tank.
Are you wanting more mechanical or bio filtration? An ecco 2232 has considerably more media capacity than any hob filter, but the flow rate isn't that great compared to a larger filter. More useful for bio than mechanical IMO.
Even with the 2215's spraybar I still use an air-driven sponge filter to help circulate the water in my 40. The eheim's intake doesn't reach down to the substrate, so it doesn't pick up as much debris as the hydrosponge, but it does collect a fair bit. It's also easier to rinse out the sponge when doing partial water changes.
I'm looking for more mechanical filtration. I don't really need anything big. I just want something to go along with the bio wheel.
Originally Posted by toddnbecka
Here is another one I am looking at: http://www.animalworldnetwork.com/cascade700.html
I have the ecco 130 and the quality is great, the flow is pretty close to the advertised amount and it can hold a decent amount of media.
My only complaint is that it can be a right pain in the *** to get open sometimes.
They could have made it a little easier!
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