Which canister

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  1. 2time

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    I'm getting a 1.2m x 50 x 60(370l) tank in a months time for my birthday and wanted to know which canister filter would be best. I was thinking of the Fluval 405 or the Eheim pro3 2075
    or is there a better option. Money is not really a option because I'm getting it for a birthday gift from my father(I told him how expensive it will be but all he said was just give me the make and model).If theres any other one pls tell me

    I'd appreciate it a lot, thanks
     
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    the PRo3 will set you back around R6000 or R6500 - as far as i know we only get the 7080 here... i'll check with the importer on monday.

    Theres nothing wrong with the fluval 405 on a 1.2m tank. the 7080 is rated for tanks twice that size.... going to be an issue with the water flow in the tank
     
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    thanks Henk I was thinking of the Fluval 405, like i said money is not really an option because my fathers friend is bringing it in from America or Europe. So i'll go with the fluval 405 then

    thanks again
     
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    Hey!

    I'd go for the pro wet/dry canister for around R4500 including all the media. Sams in Bergvleit has two of them at the mo, so that coul be an option? I think its the 2229, but I could be wrong?

    I would personally go for the Eheim over the Fluval stuff, but I guess thats down to personal preference?

    The Pro 3 is a bit overkill for that sized tank, so maybe either the one I suggested above, or a pro 2? There is even a Thermo version of the pro 2 which obviously suggests that it has a heater built in!

    Hope that helps?
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    cool ill have a look at the pro wet/dry and the pro 2 but like i said i think its coming in from America or Europe
     
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    if its coming in from teh states/canada is going to be 110V and not 220V. They will also slap him with a 45% import duty as you cant really hide a 70X45X45 box
     
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    LOL, he brings in stuff regularly and 110v not 220v why? what would be better the pro 2 thermo (id save on the heater) or the wet/dry.
     
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    the states/canada works on 110V....
     
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    and Europe do they work on 220v
     
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    yup - also just make 100% sure its actually cheaper there.... its might just actually work out a lot more
     
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    ok I think its coming from Europe but anyway which would be better, the fluval 405, the pro 2 thermo or the wet/dry
     
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    Personally, I'd choose the wet/dry, purely because the filter medium gets airated so the bacteria are oxegenated and can do their job more efficiently! Thats the theory of it! Whether it actually works is another thing? Maybe henk can shed some light on this?

    I don't think the Thermo is worth the extra cost when compared with the equivalent model without the heater, dispite being nice to have everything in one unit!

    I would rather get a decent jaeger heater seperately if you don't mind the sight of it in your tank?

    I'm personally none too convinced with Fluvals as some tend not to filter all the water that goes thru them. But I also know that lots of people use them, and are happy with them. Just choose one that has the ability to filter a bigger tank than what u have. So for your tank I'd go for one suitable for a 400l to 600l tank.

    Don't know if that made sense? Had a rather sleep deprived night last night!

    Hope thats helpfull?
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    Big G!
     
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    an AC converter from 220v>110v its going to cost around R600 plus and weighs around 4kg and becomes realy hot, dont consider that road
     
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    Big G i was thinking of getting a jaeger heater but how much do they cost and how much will the wet/dry cost and do they come in different sizes

    R600 for a converter wow thats a lot
     
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    a 300watt jager should cost about R280 or so - its heats upto a 1000L
     
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    Hey! As henk says, a jager will cost in the region of R250 to R350 depending on where u get it from and which size? I have a 200watt on my 315L corner tank, and it has given me no trouble. I think the cheapest prices were at N1 Tropicum or from Panarama?

    As for the wet dry, there are two models available, the 2227 and the 2229. The latter has the larger capacity. I know the 2229 costs around R4500 at Sams in bergvleit, and includes all the media, but it is significantly cheaper in the UK! I was looking to buy one from there and bringing it back with me, but decided it was too big for my suitcase!

    Have a look at www.warehouse-aquatics.co.uk. If you are defo getting it from abroad then this place may be best price? I think they asked about £169 for one, which works out in the region of R2500 at the moment. I can't remember if that included the filter media with it tho?

    Hope that helps again?
    Cheers!
    Big G!
     
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    What about the Tetratec EX 1200 but will i be able to get the filter media for it
    the wet/dry does come with the filter media
     
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