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  1. JamesC

    eheim 2028 pro 2

    I sometimes get this on my 2028 as well and happens when there is no water in the impellor housing. Easy to fix by just pouring water down the outlet tube until the water reaches the top. Then reconnect the hoses. Or the self prime should do the job as well. James
  2. JamesC

    Tetratec external filter leaking problems

    Cool. Pleased that is was of help to you. James
  3. JamesC

    Tetratec external filter leaking problems

    Just come across this about the leaking problems with the Tetratec range of external filters. James
  4. JamesC

    Eheim professionel II problem

    This is what I use - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Silicone-Grease-for-Scuba-Diving-Suits-35g_W0QQitemZ310109750155QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_SportingGoods_Scuba_SnorkellingEquipment_SM?hash=item310109750155&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A1|39%3A1|240%3A1318 - but there are plenty of others to...
  5. JamesC

    Eheim professionel II problem

    I had the same problem with my ageing Ehein Pro II 2028 in that it weeped slightly when I turned it off at water change time. Cured the problem by removing the seal and giving it a good coating of silicone grease and then replacing it the other way around. Hasn't leaked since. The silicone...
  6. JamesC

    Ex1200 problem

    http://www.ukaps.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=685 James
  7. JamesC

    Ex1200 problem

    Not sure as I've never had one. But from memory I think it's the bit that goes over the glass and into the tank. I'll see if I can find out more. James
  8. JamesC

    Ex1200 problem

    I believe this is a common problem with these Tetratec filters. It's something to do with the intake. Do some googling and you'll find others who have had the same problem. Tetratec seem quite good at sorting it out. James
  9. JamesC

    Can the mechanical filter remove nutrients?

    Mechanical filters won't remove chemicals as such, but filters do have a habit of removing iron if it is dosed using iron chelate. Could be because of Fe and PO4 reaction which then precipitates out and collects in the filter. Same reason why iron sometimes collects in the substrate. A good...
  10. JamesC

    Rena XP3 filter

    Just some quick notes on Eheim vs Rena that I've seen. Rena's flow rates are quite good but get a bit of clogging and they soon reduce quite a lot. Eheim's seem to do better in this respect. I like the build quality and ease of cleaning with the Rena's. Take a look at some reviews -...
  11. JamesC

    Rena XP3 filter

    Asking people's opinions on filters is always going to get very mixed replies, often quite heated :lol: . I wouldn't touch Fluvals or Tetratecs, but others seem quite happy with them. I like Eheim best, closely followed by Rena. Go with what best suits your needs and pocket as most do a pretty...
  12. JamesC

    Rena XP3 filter

    Never used the XP3 but did use a XP2 for some time and found it a brilliant filter. Very quiet and easy to clean. Build quality I also found very good. I only run an Eheim now because I'm loyal to them after 20+ years of using them without problems. Otherwise I'd be more than happy to run a XP3...
  13. JamesC

    High water turnover - discuss :)

    Ed brings up some interesting ideas on the biological side of things which I totally agree with. Going against what is commonly suggested I think that adding 2 large filters on a tank is just a tad overkill. A single good filter will more than adequately deal with the tiny amounts on ammonia...
  14. JamesC

    EFilter Recommendations

    Re: Eheim Classics There do seem to be quite a few of these Tetratec filters that are faulty. You'll need to get a replacement I'm afraid. James
  15. JamesC

    Eheim 2324 vs JBL CristalProfi EL500 vs TetraTec EX1200

    Re: External Filter: Eheim 2324 vs JBL CristalProfi EL500 That sounds like it. Some people have brought them cheap on fleabay and then had problems trying to get them returned. Hence why I don't buy items like this of fleabay as they are often seconds or returns being sold as new. James
  16. JamesC

    Eheim 2324 vs JBL CristalProfi EL500 vs TetraTec EX1200

    Re: External Filter: Eheim 2324 vs JBL CristalProfi EL500 Did I read somewhere that Tetratec's are having problems with leaking seals and some have needed to be returned for a replacement? Might be worth buying from a reputable source just in case you need to return it, and not a cheapie off...
  17. JamesC

    Hydor external heaters...

    A lot depends on the room temperature. If your room is always warm then yes otherwise I'm not 100% sure. I run a 300 watt one on my 210 litre with no probs even when the room gets quite cold. Had mine about 3 years now and would highly recommend them. ETH200 uses 12mm tubing and the ETH300 uses...
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