View Full Version : Need Eheim Wet/Dry filter advice

01/16/2007, 11:12 AM
My 30g tank is a god dmn mess.
It's been up for almost a year and crashes all the damn time.
I don't have a sump for it. I've been trying to get away with a few power heads and two HOB filters.
I have been thinking about a cannister filter recently and came across the Eheim 2227


Has anyone used these before?
I'm worried about whether this two stroke pump action being all loud and annoying.
It's also about $100 more than the cannister I was considering.

Any advice would be helpful.

My 30g has about 40lbs of LR already in it with another 40lbs of live sand. But I've had so many cyano outbreaks, green hair algae issues and on and on and on.
The claims of this canister sound really good and I don't want a sump as I don't want to deal with all the plumbing and overflow risk, etc.

01/16/2007, 11:39 AM
I been running this filter on my 72 for 4 weeks, so far no problems

01/16/2007, 12:20 PM
is it quiet?
In your oppinion is it worth the $200?
For that matter, how much did you pay for yours?

01/16/2007, 01:38 PM
i payed over 200 for mine and its not as good .. i had it on a 20 high for almost a year before i upgraded to a bigger tank and i still us it on the sump but now for carbon

01/16/2007, 01:38 PM
dr. foster 190, very quiet ,kinda weak flow

01/16/2007, 01:41 PM
jeff, did u ever have problems high nitrate or nitrite?