New Powerhead: Eheim 1212 Aquaball

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  1. Matt Rogers

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    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    Matt, Anne's boyfriend, picked up a few. Fairly cool, not a soft start though, so no wave machine timers. Kinda big too. Funny thing is, the pump is really small, the globe adds a lot to size.
     
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    Thanks G. Good to know. Weird about the soft-start. I would think Eheim would have that down.
     
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    I haven't seen one around here (Atlanta). I'll ask one of my LFSs to order one. He's into geeky stuff like me. [smiley=square.gif] Then I'll be able to take a look at one.

    Any idea how much they cost??
     
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    Obviously you didn't click on that link. ;D

    20 bucks for that model.
     
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    My buddy will give you his, he hates em. He's got a wave-machine (timer) and can't use them. They grind like a rio when starting.

    Matt- Ehiem has lowerred their standards. The high end approach hasn't been helping them, so about 2 years ago they started the entire spectrum approach. It basicly started with the Liberty filters.
     
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    [quote author=Gresham link=board=Product;num=1052089401;start=0#5 date=05/06/03 at 22:43:36]Matt-  Ehiem has lowerred their standards.  The high end approach hasn't been helping them, so about 2 years ago they started the entire spectrum approach.  It basicly started with the Liberty filters.[/quote]
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    UGH! I like Eheim stuff.
     
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    I'm not saying don't buy Eheim, just, check its quality vs price.
     
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    Gotcha. They run the spectrum now. Not just high-end.