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Anyone have experience with Eheim 2260?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by kevinmichael77, Feb 5, 2016.

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    I have a 70 gallon tank that I'm planning and trying to figure out what I want to do for the filtration. This tank is most likely going in the living room, so my girlfriend is worried about noise which is why I think a sump is out of the question. I was possibly thinking about drilling the tank and custom making an acrylic sump, but I found this Eheim 2260 that I can get for a pretty good deal.


    Does anyone have any experience with the 2260?


    What could I use for the intake/outtake? I hate the green crap they supply with these filters!!


    Do they make lily pipes that fit these bigger tubes?


    What is the best way to run CO2 with a canister?


    Any experiences or advice would be greatly appreciated!


    Thanks!
     
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    If you work the sump the right way, it hardly makes any noise. good short tube under the overflow, thats pretty much the noise maker. If you do it right then theres little to no noise, or i just don't notice anything...hehe
     
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    So what is the reason planted tank enthusiasts like sumps. The need in saltwater tanks are obvious, but I'm still not sure why people opt for sumps in freshwater planted tanks?
     
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    Don't you get the 7up effect? I ran one a long time ago and I still got the fizz look in my tank.
     
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    I like the fact that I can switch pumps out to get the right flow going, the amount of filtration i.e. mechanical, bio, mixed with the trinkle down system allows a lot of air exchange with water which i think is great. O2 production is nice, very nice. Ease of cleaning the filter. Its really simple once you understand the mechanics of it.


    I know canisters and hob's work the same way, its all water pumping through filtering, but those reasons above put wet/dry above all for me.
     
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    Also, sumps are great for moving the equipment out of the main tank.. eg heaters, needlewheel pumps, etc. And, for me, as strungout mentioned, ease of cleaning is a big plus.
     
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    I'm in the bandwagon that believes the fizz is good for a tank. That the bubbles that build up under the leaves are atmospheric co2 that the plants take up better. That's why ADA tanks have diffusers in the tank. The product linked does not do it too much.

    I run inline probes/heaters to get stuff out of the tank. My goal with tanks are to get all the sounds eliminated.

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    Do you have the plans or make those fittings for the ph probe? Very nice!
     
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