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Eheim 2229 professional wet/dry filter - The Review

Wet/dry filters provide benefits not found in traditional filters. They make excellent biological filters for removing organic waste that would otherwise poison your aquatic environment. Eheim has a series of wet/dry filters that has features that make them stand out from other brands. The Eheim 2229 professional wet/dry filter canister filter is one of these.

Designed for aquariums up to 156 gallons, the Eheim 2229 professional wet/dry filter canister filter has a pump output of 273 gallons per hour and filter circulation of 143 gallons per hour. The filter volume is 1.9 gallons and the power consumption is 25 watts.

The increased efficiency of the Eheim 2229 professional wet/dry filter canister filter means that toxins are decomposed more quickly than with traditional filters. Ammonium and nitrates are removed at a rate of approximately 70% faster than with other types of filters. This is due to the dual flow design that provides longer contact time with beneficial bacteria colonies.

Other benefits of the Eheim 2229 professional wet/dry filter canister filter include CO2/oxygen exchange through a unique breathing tube and a pulsating movement of the water as it is discharged from the filter. This pulsating action increases oxygen content in the water and provides greater circulation in the aquarium.

A variety of filter media can be used with the Eheim 2229 professional wet/dry filter canister filter. All types of filter media – biological, mechanical, absorbtive and chemical can be used in any combination. A mechanical filter such as Eheim’s Ehfisubstrat can be used as the bottom layer of the filter canister. This material can trap dirt particles and algae blooms, and adds to the efficiency of other filter media.

Each layer of filter media in the Eheim 2229 professional wet/dry filter canister filter is contained in a media tray that can be easily removed thanks the recessed handles on each tray. Cleaning the filter is a snap and all the media are easily accessible for changing or rinsing.

Filter pads can be used to separate each layer of filter media in the Eheim 2229 professional wet/dry filter canister filter. The pads act as additional mechanical filters, and after a time, will also function as biological filters. They harbour the beneficial bacteria that are essential to the health of your aquarium.

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