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Eden 522 aquarium filter (up 300 litre tank capacity) £50.00 @ Garden4less

£50.00 @ garden4less
Free deilivery Only one left at the time of posting. This is about half the standard price. I have just bought the next size down for what I thought was a great price of £59. But my tank is too sma… Read More
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Only one left at the time of posting. This is about half the standard price. I have just bought the next size down for what I thought was a great price of £59. But my tank is too small for this filter anyway - plus I don't quite have the space for the 522.

Interesting features; can be placed beside or behind the tank, not just below. Three chambers for mechanical, chemical and biological filtration, filter media, including ceramic rings, is included. Priming is simply done by filling the filter through the top. An optional heater can be fitted to the filter so it doesn't need to be in the tank itself.
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Same price on Ebay and amazon, so not an "offer", also, I've not heard of these nor know anyone that uses them... Can't find reviews either.... But for the general price I did find Hydor 250 Externals on Amazon for £60 odd quid last week (bought one as a spare) - practically half price, these filters are top of the range so it you are looking for a filter - keep an eye on amazon for that range as I've had 2 x bargain Hydors at half price from Amazon in the last few months.

Edited By: Jenn101 on Mar 20, 2017 10:13: update
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Bought a Jebao external on Amazon, 650lph for under £40 with Amazon guarantee, miles better.
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jeabo or fluval filters would be better
#4
Jenn101
Same price on Ebay and amazon, so not an "offer", also, I've not heard of these nor know anyone that uses them... Can't find reviews either.... But for the general price I did find Hydor 250 Externals on Amazon for £60 odd quid last week (bought one as a spare) - practically half price, these filters are top of the range so it you are looking for a filter - keep an eye on amazon for that range as I've had 2 x bargain Hydors at half price from Amazon in the last few months.

Looks like other suppliers have moved to match the price because I didn't notice any 522s at £50 apart from this one when I was researching my 521.

The thing I like about these is that they are narrow so they can fit tight spaces and they are designed to be positioned at the same level as the tank. I can't place a canister filter under my tank and I currently have a very old internal filter at the moment. The provision of the optional heater was the clincher. There are reviews if you look hard enough. It may not be the best in the world but I like the look of the design and it's definitely going to be better than what I have at the moment :) I also could not find anything else of a similar spec that was close in price that fitted the space available.


Edited By: ifb-online on Mar 20, 2017 19:16
#5
MoreBeer77
Bought a Jebao external on Amazon, 650lph for under £40 with Amazon guarantee, miles better.

No disrespect but you don't actually know if it's miles better. The Eden has a three year manufacturer warranty.
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ifb-online
MoreBeer77
Bought a Jebao external on Amazon, 650lph for under £40 with Amazon guarantee, miles better.

No disrespect but you don't actually know if it's miles better. The Eden has a three year manufacturer warranty.


4 X Jebao across 2 X 8ft show tanks... Had both running perfectly for years.... Also, I have many friends who use them and they have no complaints.... So... Your point was?
#7
MoreBeer77
ifb-online
MoreBeer77
Bought a Jebao external on Amazon, 650lph for under £40 with Amazon guarantee, miles better.
No disrespect but you don't actually know if it's miles better. The Eden has a three year manufacturer warranty.
4 X Jebao across 2 X 8ft show tanks... Had both running perfectly for years.... Also, I have many friends who use them and they have no complaints.... So... Your point was?

My point? Where do I start? This is really so unnecessary. But anyway; you clearly have no experience of the Eden 522, so how can you say a Jebao (presumably a 502 as that is rated at 650lph) is 'miles' better? At no point at all have I said or even hinted that a Jebao filter is not good - how could I? I have no experience of them. So why should you poo-poo the Eden if you have no experience of them?

And to add insult to injury you are comparing your £40 Jebao (now £39 on Amazon Prime, folks) with the £50 Eden 522 I have highlighted here which has a flow rate of 1000lph compared to yours at 650lph. Can you install a heater in the Jebao filter? Can it fit in long narrow spaces? Can you position it at the same level as the tank?

I am pleased that you are pleased with your Jebao, seriously. I'm sure you have very happy fish and that you are a very experienced fish-keeper. I have no issues at all with these things. I only said, no disrespect (and meant it), but you have no justification to say that your filter is 'miles' better than the Eden. You don't know and anyway you are comparing two products with quite different specifications and prices anyway.

That's my point.

Edited By: ifb-online on Mar 21, 2017 10:12
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MoreBeer77
ifb-online
MoreBeer77
Bought a Jebao external on Amazon, 650lph for under £40 with Amazon guarantee, miles better.
No disrespect but you don't actually know if it's miles better. The Eden has a three year manufacturer warranty.
4 X Jebao across 2 X 8ft show tanks... Had both running perfectly for years.... Also, I have many friends who use them and they have no complaints.... So... Your point was?

I had 2 old Jebs on a mighty 6 footer, also had a couple of the large Juwel corner box filter in there too, brilliant set up, loaded with Denisoni, Clown Loaches, Ruby Barbs, Bosemani Rainbows, Pictus, loads of nice fish, never had problems with the set up apart from my old age and that's the sad reason for downsizing. Same as yourself though, I have a large community of fishy friends and none of them have ever had a moan about Jebao, from memory they do actually make the main components if not say the likes of pond pumps etc and other companies just add their own labels, so they are good. I do prefer the Hydor though and that is just because they are easier to use, plus an absolute bargain when mispriced on amazon. With regards to the EDEN range, I spotted similar years back on ebay, the cheap and nasty import cruddage from China, personally regardless of size/shape, I would not trust them with my set ups and could be why my "fishy friends" have never heard of - let alone used them, I'd rather base my set ups on ensuring the correct filtration can be used and maintained rather than just adding anything that will fit. Also, price wise, the one morebeer has posted is more bang for buck, much better value, so even at this supposed £50 bargain price range it's still massively over priced.
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ifb-online
Jenn101
Same price on Ebay and amazon, so not an "offer", also, I've not heard of these nor know anyone that uses them... Can't find reviews either.... But for the general price I did find Hydor 250 Externals on Amazon for £60 odd quid last week (bought one as a spare) - practically half price, these filters are top of the range so it you are looking for a filter - keep an eye on amazon for that range as I've had 2 x bargain Hydors at half price from Amazon in the last few months.
Looks like other suppliers have moved to match the price because I didn't notice any 522s at £50 apart from this one when I was researching my 521.

The thing I like about these is that they are narrow so they can fit tight spaces and they are designed to be positioned at the same level as the tank. I can't place a canister filter under my tank and I currently have a very old internal filter at the moment. The provision of the optional heater was the clincher. There are reviews if you look hard enough. It may not be the best in the world but I like the look of the design and it's definitely going to be better than what I have at the moment :) I also could not find anything else of a similar spec that was close in price that fitted the space available.


Looks like all the £50 deals that appeared have now gone apart from the one I originally linked to. Cheapest price on eBay and Amazon when I checked today was £69.
#10
Jenn101
MoreBeer77
ifb-online
MoreBeer77
Bought a Jebao external on Amazon, 650lph for under £40 with Amazon guarantee, miles better.
No disrespect but you don't actually know if it's miles better. The Eden has a three year manufacturer warranty.
4 X Jebao across 2 X 8ft show tanks... Had both running perfectly for years.... Also, I have many friends who use them and they have no complaints.... So... Your point was?

I had 2 old Jebs on a mighty 6 footer, also had a couple of the large Juwel corner box filter in there too, brilliant set up, loaded with Denisoni, Clown Loaches, Ruby Barbs, Bosemani Rainbows, Pictus, loads of nice fish, never had problems with the set up apart from my old age and that's the sad reason for downsizing. Same as yourself though, I have a large community of fishy friends and none of them have ever had a moan about Jebao, from memory they do actually make the main components if not say the likes of pond pumps etc and other companies just add their own labels, so they are good. I do prefer the Hydor though and that is just because they are easier to use, plus an absolute bargain when mispriced on amazon. With regards to the EDEN range, I spotted similar years back on ebay, the cheap and nasty import cruddage from China, personally regardless of size/shape, I would not trust them with my set ups and could be why my "fishy friends" have never heard of - let alone used them, I'd rather base my set ups on ensuring the correct filtration can be used and maintained rather than just adding anything that will fit. Also, price wise, the one morebeer has posted is more bang for buck, much better value, so even at this supposed £50 bargain price range it's still massively over priced.

Let me repeat - I am not saying anything negative at all, zilch, about Jebao filters. They are clearly an established brand (although I personally had not heard of them until this week, I'd mainly been aware of the big big names like Eheim and Fluval) and they have happy users like yourselves.

In fact I am not recommending anything. I did some research and decided to take a punt on an Eden 521 because I liked the design and it fitted the space next to my tank on the shelf in my home. I can't fit a canister under the tank. By the way my tank is a Juwel Rekord 120 (1 metre wide 120 litre tank) that I have been running for 11 years and the standard internal filter is starting to show its age.

Anyway, the very best deal I could find was £59 delivered for the 521. The only reason I posted the deal for the next model up 522 here was that it surprised me that I saw it at a tenner less than my 'cheaper' choice, and significantly cheaper than anywhere else. I simply thought, this is a good price for anyone who is looking for one of these.

I fully acknowledge that established brands are a safe bet and that the recommendations of established users is valuable. But these brands had no reputation once, too. I am particularly interested in design and I like the design of the Edens, especially as they suit my circumstances better.

So, to summarise, I'm not dissing Jebao or any other brand of filter. I'm not recommending Eden. I am not rejecting advice that comes from experience. But what I am saying is that if you are going to say something like one brand is better (let alone 'miles better) you had better provide some evidence. Just saying your own filter works well is not evidence.
#11
There was also a comment here about Eden products "being cheap and nasty import cruddage from China" and "untrustworthy". Well, their website indicates the company's office is in Germany, it proclaims its products are made in Italy. They have a range of swimming pool, pond and aquarium products.
#12
Well, quite by coincidence, the 521 model I ordered has just been delivered. I got this from Aquatix-2u Ltd on Amazon, not Garden4Less which the 522 linked to here is being sold by.

I have had a peek but as it's my birthday present for Saturday I won't be setting it up until then. But it looks great and there are no 'Made in China' labels - only 'Made in Italy' ones, so let's get that out of the way. Where are Jebao filters made?

Anyway, it comes with all the filter media you need to get started but I will probably substitute the ceramic rings supplied with some sintered glass media, which I read is superior. It fits beautifully into the space next to my tank, as planned. I've also ordered a 200W 425 model heater that fits this filter.

One thing I have noticed is that unlike my Juwel internal filter and conventional canister filters there are no vertically stacking media baskets. When you unclip the top where the pump lives, three vertical chambers are revealed with sliding separators. The central one can stack two different types of media if required. The water flows from one chamber to the next and there is a partial recirculation between the centre and bio media chambers that is supposed to maximise biological filtration functionality. Could be just marketing twaddle of course. Another nice touch is that there is a carry handle built onto the top of the unit that can lie flat when not in use. I'm looking forward to simply carrying the whole unit to the sink at cleaning time, rather than having to fish out dirty sponges and carriers from the existing internal filter while it's still in the tank. :)

I'll run the old and new filters in parallel for a few weeks to ensure the new filter is biologically generated. I'll report back on how quiet (or otherwise!) the unit is once it's installed.


Edited By: ifb-online on Mar 21, 2017 14:24
#13
They're now out of stock and the price has gone back up to £100.

To follow on from my previous posts about my own purchase of an Eden 521, which is the size down, I set it up last night and so far so good. It certainly seems quiet, though as this is my first canister filter I don't really have a benchmark. The three slotted chambers replace the usual arrangement of stacking baskets and I invested in the optional integrated heater. The inlet chamber has a large medium-coarse sponge plus a space where the water flows in. A removable baffle separates the first chamber from the centre chamber. This has another large medium-coarse sponge and there is space under for (provided) activated charcoal media (if required). I have placed some poly wool media there as I don't need any chemical filtration at present. The design draws water up the centre chamber towards the impeller input but according to the schematic some of the water is driven into the right hand chamber, which contains the bio media and, in my case, the heater. The water then travels down through the bio media (in the end I bought 500g of Fluval biomax to replace half the ceramic rings that came with the filter). The filter draws the water through the bio media more slowly than through the sponges in the two previous chambers, which should be better for the biological action. When it reaches the bottom it goes back into the centre chamber flow and some of it will be recirculated back into the bio chamber and the resit returned to the tank through impeller.

I think the chamber design is neat and the recirculation system that slows down the flow through the bio chamber is promising in terms of efficiency. However, I was hoping to use nylon mesh bags to contain the ceramic/biomax media but because the heater installation uses up the central space I wasn't able to use the couple of medium sized bags I had. I really need larger bags less fully filled so they can be moulded to fit the space. Therefore I have just filled the media in the chamber loosely.

The inlet and outlet spigots form part of a quarter turn cap so the pipes can be removed from the filter conveniently. Flow control valves at the filter end of the pipework are not included (I've ordered some) but there are controls in the elbows that connect to the tank side inlet and outlets. I fitted the supplied spray bar though there is also a small deflector attachment you can use on the elbow outlet instead. The supplied rubber suction pads are very good quality.

At present the unit is under the level of the base of the tank temporarily on a stool as I need to shorten the hoses for the filter to be positioned on the same shelf to the side of the tank.

The flow is really good and my platys seem to enjoy swimming in and out if it. The old corner box internal filter remains and I will continue to run that for a couple of weeks and then switch it off and test for nitrites with the expectation that the new filter will have become biologically active. I've placed some old filter media in the new filter to help start things going.

Happy to answer any questions if anyone has any.
#14
If anyone is still reading this, I went to the aquatic shop yesterday to get a mod for the filter inlet and the guy who assisted me noted that the Eden fitting I had brought with me looked just like one in one of their big (100 gallon?) display tanks, except the red plastic was blue on their tank. That tankl was running an Oase BioMaster 600 canister filter and after doing a bit of research it turns out that Oase, a German company, is the parent company of Eden. Oase also do smaller Filtosmart canisters that are very similar to the Eden range except they have opaque plastic rather than where the Edens are translucent.

I learned from the Oase info that the circular quick release fitting (looks identical to the Edens) for the two pipes closes off the flow so in theory there should be no flooding when disconnecting - I haven't tried it yet!
#15
Did my first post installation filter maintenance and thankfully the twist lock/unlock of the inlet/outlet spigot mount does incorporate a non-flood interlock :)

Have now removed the old internal filter and fitted most of its media temporarily in the new filter - so much more room in the tank!

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