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Author Topic: Eheim professional 4+ 600 or JBL cristalprofi e1501?  (Read 235 times)
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« on: January 23, 2017, 02:57:02 AM »

As in title.

Currently I have fluval u4 on 4ft long aquarium. I have roughly 50% stock. I want add more cardinal tetra ( double it) and few more guppy. I have eheim 2217 in my other tank and I love it. It's almost silent and requires near no maintenance. I read JBL ARE silent.. Can't find anything about eheim pro 4.. Are they same as pro 3? (Notorious for gasket leaks). This canister will be in open, next to stand. Possibly I will still keep u4 along it.

Any intel greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 08:31:17 AM »

Depending on your tank size and turning water over at a minimum of 5 times per hour, The Eheim Pro 3 will easily handle a 90 gal tank with good standard stocking (meaning not all bigger fish only). The Eheim Pro 4 will do the same for a 50 gallon tank. I would opt for the higher flow filter of the Pro3. Something just feels 'fishy' about a filter with an "Xtender button". Not familiar with the JBL filter.


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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 09:21:01 AM »

No experiences with either filter but I have a suggestion. I keep my canister filters in buckets to catch any spills and leaks. Also, I have a water sensor in each bucket to notify me of any leaks. I have hardwood floors and can't risk having even a small leak. In a previous house there was a leak and it cost several thousand dollars to have the floors torn up and replaced. We went on vacation and I did a water change the day before we left. There was a slow leak that I didn't catch before leaving the house and after a week it ruined our living room floor. Tip, check to see if your insurance covers flood damage from aquarium leaks. Most will not cover it.
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