fx5 or eheim 2217 with aquaclear 110? which is better?

  1. s

    santiderek Valued Member Member

    i will appreciate your answer guys
  2. T

    Thai Aquarium owner Well Known Member Member

    IMO , the FX5 is better
  3. d

    dakota Valued Member Member

    For me I like the Eheim filters because of there quality of materials and build quality.They are super quite and easy to clean. The Aqua Clear filters are also excellant very easy to use and real easy to clean. I only know 1 person who had a FX5 and his only complaint was cleaning it. It did a good job filtering but he said it was a bit noisy. They are all good filters and sometimes a hard decesion on which to buy.

    Clean Water = Happy Healthy Fish

  4. OP

    santiderek Valued Member Member

    Thanks for the input guys.
    I currently have the eheim 2217 and aquaclear 110 running on my 75
    But this guy on craiglistt is selling his fx5 for 130
  5. T

    Teruterubozu New Member Member

    I run a fx5 on a 75 gal goldfish tank. It does a great job of sucking up all the poop, keeps the water nice and clear. I'm deaf so I can't speak to how noisy or is or not, but it is a PIA to clean. Have to drag it to the bath or outside so it doesn't explode the water everywhere when I open it. The little drain plug on the bottom also leaks when I try to drain it before moving it, but that may just be my filter.
  6. OP

    santiderek Valued Member Member

    now i found another guy selling his eheim pro 2 for cheaper than the fx5.
    eheim or fluval?
  7. d

    dakota Valued Member Member

    They are both good filters. For me its the Eheim. Thanks

    Clean Water = Happy Healthy Fish
  8. fengshui

    fengshui Valued Member Member

    hi teruterubozu, im deaf too and 15 years old
  9. Slug

    Slug Well Known Member Member

    I have 2 Eheim 2217s, but heard so much good stuff about the FX5 and seen them used so often that I want to try one. Have no real qualms about the Eheims, kind of wish they pushed a bit more water than they do....otherwise its a simple canister.

    For the record I find ALL canisters a PITA to clean.