- Mar 19, 2014
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Yep, eheim pumps are seriously reliable. The CompactOn are are their newer more modern looking pumps. Supposedly better all around, they just don't have the track record of their predecessors yet. Considering eheim in general, i'd wager they're pretty solid.The pump I was using to power my venturi skimmer was a Sun Sun CHJ4500. The pump was reliable, but always took a bit to start up and very loud even inside the cabinet. I decided to switch it out for the new Eheim CompactOn 5000. Just powered it on and it is very silent. It is also pulling way more air thru the venturi than the CHJ4500 ever did. Really happy I went with the new Eheim pump and recommend it to anyone looking for a compact, silent, and powerful pump.
Awesome! Now it's time for more pics!I decided today while doing my weekly WC to remove the carpet of algae that grew in the top layer of substrate. It was like removing a green carpet with gravel in it. It came off in sheets and I would roll large sections up and then tear out. It was a lot of work, but I'm happy I did it. The tank is far brighter now. I increased my vodka dosage by 1mL to account for the lack of nutrient uptake from the algae. I may to increase it again, but will wait a week to see how things progress.