Second hand Eheim 3E 450 query (too good to be true?)

JamieB

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Hi all

Looking at buying this from Gumtree
http://www.gumtree.com/p/pet-equipment-accessories/eheim-professional-3e-450-filter-2076/1116034469

I'm just arranging to go and look at it, the only things he says are wrong are one of the feet is broken which I've looked online for a part for and I'm struggling, it seems a big part that runs around the edges of the filter like a border but seemingly no spare part available other than an entirely new canister, I can just prop this up though or glue some sort of support to the bottom

Additionally he says it needs a spray bar but I'll be running glass outlet/inlets anyway

Apparently it comes fully loaded with media as well which I'd give a good clean so I can start fresh filter bacteria

Is it too good to be true or does it look about right?! these are £350 on charterhouse at the mo! Would probably be ideal for a 60P setup that I have planned
 

REDSTEVEO

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Hi Jamie B,

For £50.00 quid mate its a bargain, providing of course it doesn't leak, the seals are intact and the impellar is in good order.

I am sure you could glue something on the bottom to match up. To be honesy I didn't know these filters had feet, I thought there were just rubber grommets stuck in to keep it steady.

Any signs of damage steer clear or ask him to switch it on for demo!!

Cheers,

Steve.
 

JamieB

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Cheers, great advice.

I've asked to see it but seems someone may have beat me to it but he will let me know if the deal falls through. Oh well!
 

kirk

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I'm not suprized your possibly beaten to it, putting a link and the price.:) it wasn't me by the way.:D
You know what they say if it's too goid to be true.......
I'm still a fan of the classic/2215/2213/2217's nice a simple filters. Wouldn't mind a 350t if i find one very cheap.:)
 

JamieB

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Well I took the risk posting it here but this guy was only 2 minutes from my place and I'd already been on conversation so thought it would be safe!
 

kirk

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Nothing is safe on tinternet unfortunately:( i want third dibs! Just kidding mate, fingers crossed for you that the other person turns out to be a messers :)
 

JamieB

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Well, I ended up buying a Ecco Pro 130 for £20 with some media, just needed sponges and hose which cost me under a tenner in total (Tesco sponges and hose at 2.25 a meter)

This was only for the 19l tank I have. Just that the 250 would have been future proof as I do intend to get a bigger tank for this one
 
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