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I 'm running a 2080 on my 120 gallon discus tank. It the quietest filter around I also have a pro3 2075 on a 55 gallon it's running great.
 

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I know some people have them. I'm considering getting a Pro III 2078 and selling my pro II. Anyone run both who can compare them? I forgot to ask a guy I visited who had them all how they compare.
I had them. Biggest pieces of cr*p ever made. After struggling with them for one month in my 240 gallon when I first set them up, returned them to King Ed and got to FX 5's instead.

Love the FX 5's.

I have an old Eheim that is 7 years old that is still working fine but given the lack of customer service from Eheim when I called, I would never ever buy an eheim again

No, I am not bitter at all :D
 

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Thanks for the input guys. Yes, I am after the revised ones, not the 2080. I recall your post from a while back Joseph. Was it the 2080's you had? I find my FX5 a bit crude and very loud and the bio-capacity for a filter of that size low. But for the price, I know they can't be beat (that's why I got mine in the first place).

The other filter I'm considering is the 2260 or 2262.
 

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I was considering it Stuart, but the 2075 flows 1250 l/hr which is what my Pro II 2028 does, while the 2078 does 450 gph which is 50% more flow than the 2028 or the 2075. Although with the savings, I might be able to get 2 2075's.....hmmm.
 

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I was considering it Stuart, but the 2075 flows 1250 l/hr which is what my Pro II 2028 does, while the 2078 does 450 gph which is 50% more flow than the 2028 or the 2075. Although with the savings, I might be able to get 2 2075's.....hmmm.
The 2080 has the same flow rate at the 2078. I have seen the 2078 at jl for under $400 but i'm not sure if that comes with media. I recommend the 2080 you will not be disappointed. but it does not come with media thats the bad part..
 

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THe 2080 is $519 at Pets and Ponds without media, so by the time I put it together, it'll be $200 more than the 2078. :( I'm also not sure the 2080 will fit under my stand in my 125. The doors are 22 inches high while the maximum clearance inside is 26". How much clearance do I need for the 2080?

Edit: Just checked and the 2080 is 22" tall while the 2078 is 21" tall, so they're both huge but the 2078 has a better chance of clearing my stand.
 

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Why are people prefer the less gizmos vs. the newer E models? I'm one of those gadget guys who like gizmos (everything but the iphone :D), so was wondering whether there are any problems with usage, etc, that are causing people to stay away from the E's.
 

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If I were to buy a big canister, my choice would be a 2260 or 2262, depends whether I want better biological or mechanical filtration.

I like my gadgets too, but in cars, telecom devices & computers but nothing sexy for me in filters. :) Aforementioned, I plan to replace within 3 to 5 years, but with a filter, I want to keep it running forever with few problems or worries. Just something proven about classics, new stuff have pretty gizmos, but a much greater chance of something breaking down.
 

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Why are people prefer the less gizmos vs. the newer E models? I'm one of those gadget guys who like gizmos (everything but the iphone :D), so was wondering whether there are any problems with usage, etc, that are causing people to stay away from the E's.
E is hard to use.
Even the manual is hard to read (signs of me getting old).
I'd just set it to automatic then.. it's like not having the E function afterall.
 

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I see. Ok, sounds like the only different for me is price. And I do like the 2260 and 2262, but no one seems to sell those locally, so I'd have to buy it mail order I think. I also don't think the 2260 or 2262 has media baskets? Can someone tell me if they do or not?
 

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I see. Ok, sounds like the only different for me is price. And I do like the 2260 and 2262, but no one seems to sell those locally, so I'd have to buy it mail order I think. I also don't think the 2260 or 2262 has media baskets? Can someone tell me if they do or not?
I don't own one so I don't know, but IIRC others complained about a lack of media baskets. Never seen them locally either, so either fleaBay or look into these guys:

http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewI...gory=FIFRCFOH&child=EH2262&tab=1&option1=2262
 

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Thanks, I did find it on MarineDepot a while back, that's why I was interested.

Found this interesting thread on MFK (should have known someone's tried them all on there, but for some reason, assumed everyone with large tanks is going sump on there). http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=170273

Anyway, sounds like the lack of media baskets is a serious pain. Decisions, decisions.
 

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THe 2080 is $519 at Pets and Ponds without media, so by the time I put it together, it'll be $200 more than the 2078. :( I'm also not sure the 2080 will fit under my stand in my 125. The doors are 22 inches high while the maximum clearance inside is 26". How much clearance do I need for the 2080?

Edit: Just checked and the 2080 is 22" tall while the 2078 is 21" tall, so they're both huge but the 2078 has a better chance of clearing my stand.
Spencer jacks in winnipeg has it for $399 not including shipping and since the dollar is almost at par you can get them from the states for a bit cheaper
 

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Eheim 2075 or not

I am looking for a canister filter for my 75 gal. tank. I have a aquaclear 110 on it now and the noise is sorta like a thrashing machine working away in the distance. So I was thinking of getting the eheim 2217 but the no baskets put me off. Then I thought of the 2073 or 2075 but when I look at reviews on the net about them I hear they are noisy, is this true. Anyone having a 2073 or 2075 can you tell me how you find them for noise. I had a 2262 when I had a bigger tank and that was really quiet. That is why I like eheims. But if they are noisy now then I will look at something else. But what? Would appreciate any info on the subject. :lol: Ray
 

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i have a 2080 and its so quiet sometimes i have to touch it cuz im paranoid its not on. even standing right beside the tank with the door open you cant hear a thing.
 
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