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are there any knockoff ADA filters?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by danski, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. danski

    danski Junior Poster

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    just wonderin if any one has made a fairly cheap immitation yet. i have seen knock-off models of other manufacturers but i cant remember where. any one know of the place im lookin for? i might be lookin to pick up an immitation model to save some cash and read they perform pretty well.
    dan
     
  2. riverrat

    riverrat Prolific Poster

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    Just my opinion but who sees the filter anyway. Plenty of proven cannister filters out there. Eheim, RenaFilstar, Marineland I think has a new one that has a stainless steel look to it I think. Isn't that the ada look?
     
  3. danski

    danski Junior Poster

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    the ADA filters are very expensive and ive seen some clones of other filters that are said to work just as well af the original but cant remember where. i hope that someone comes out with a comparable ADA at an affordable price. i will look into the stainless you mentioned..thanks
     
  4. blackBRUSHalgae

    blackBRUSHalgae Junior Poster

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    I suspect Eheim is ADA's OEM canister filter manufacturer. Mechanical wise, it is basically the same. And I saw the recent ADA canister filters were fitted with eheim pump instead of the cylindrical metal casing pump we see in the older ADA catalogue. Well I could be totally wrong about being the OEM part. The truth is, ADA is a "knock-off" of Eheim classic range, but at a premium price.
     
  5. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    They look pretty.
    Few use them in the USA though.

    I like the Via Aqua, Ehiems, Rena's are okay.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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