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Anyone have a Pro III? I've been hoping to hear more about that filter, anyone have experience with that big boy? Sounds like it would be a good fit for my 125!
As I recall, there were a few who were thinking about getting one. I'd love to hear the pros and cons, any and all details.
 

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vanilla__gorilla__ said:
I have one I also have a Fluval FX5 and I think the flual is a much better buy
Why though? You can't just throw something like that out there and not have a good reason why.
 

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Lonely Raven said:
Why though? You can't just throw something like that out there and not have a good reason why.
I agree :lol: :lol:

vanilla gorilla, what do you like and dislike about the Pro III other than the price?
Can you pull the lid off without spilling water, to clean/change the prefilter?

Its a large unit so it has to be heavy, is there any way of removing water from the unit "before" you have to pick it up and carry it to another room? If there's no drain on it, could you possibly siphon the water down so you wouldn't need a crane to move it? :lol:

What does it use for a prefilter?
 

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I just started up my Proffessionel 3 this weekend. I have 180 gal. And I think it´s doing great job, easy to prime and setup. It has a very strong outflow and the tank has plenty of movement in it. the only flaw I is the green hoses and tubes. It does not look good in the tank (really stands out ) and the connection possibillities are limited. I think the tubes on the RENA xP are much better. But part from that the filter works great. It´s a bit louder than the pro II wich I have in another tank, but It´s not a big deal just a low heavy sound. Anyway I wasn´t expecting such a large filter to be dead silent. :)

I would recomend this to anyone, but it costs alot. It´s cheaper to buy 2 pro II, but I think it´s easier to maintain if you have one filter rather than 2 on one tank.

I don´t know why Eheim has these cheesy hoses and tubes, I would rather have black or gray tubes and clear hosees. Mabye I will replace them later with some that are more attractive in the tank.

This filter gets 9.5 out of 10. It looses half point because of the hoses and tubes. :)

One other thing!! This filter takes a lot of space, so you have to have plenty of space in your cabinets, needs to be rather high.
 

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Thanks for that heads up Gilmore.

Eheim does make "upgraded" spray bar and uptake tubes. The used Eheim 2028 I picked up
came with them, but they aren't that much better. Just larger diameter and grey rather then
green.

Under my actinic lights, the green looks neon green, and the grey looks ghost grey.
I've not seen any company make nice simple black bars. The closest would be the Magnum 350.
Now THAT is a well designed filter...just feels very cheaply made.
 

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Mine sucked ass, felt cheaply made and broke numerous times. I did use the bio-wheels for awhile hooked up on the end of my Filstar XP-2 (great filter, IMHO). It felt like a cheap piece of ****, then it proved itself to be one. At least, the biowheels worked out with the replacement XP-2.
 

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Well I made the plunge! Ordered a Pro 3, should be here in 6 or 7 days! Can't wait to get that big guy set up and running! :lol:
 

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thanx Dallas let us know how you like it..did you see that the eheim bio/substrate kit was $108..yikes
 

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that'samoorii said:
thanx Dallas let us know how you like it..did you see that the eheim bio/substrate kit was $108..yikes
I don't want to get into the Eheim filter debate but brand-name filter media is indeed ripp-offsky territory. You can buy Chinese-made ceramic noodles for 1/10th of that price. Porous ceramics are porous ceramics, this is not Shuttle tile technology, save yourself some money.
 

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The Kapenta Kid said:
brand-name filter media is indeed ripp-offsky territory. You can buy Chinese-made ceramic noodles for 1/10th of that price. Porous ceramics are porous ceramics, this is not Shuttle tile technology, save yourself some money.
I'll second that! :wink:
 

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Hmmm.
I may be overly cautious, but I just ordered the pro3 for my 60 gallon.
But I'd rather over filter than under.
What are Chinese Ceramic Noodles and where can I get them?
 
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