Eheim 2006 Internal Filter
If you are looking for a dependable filter for a smaller size aquarium, the
Eheim 2006 internal filter is the way to go. Designed for aquariums which are
about 12 gallons in size, this filter has a variable pump output between 13 and
47 gallons per hour. This is a small unit that takes up just 0.02 gallons in
volume, and the power consumption is just 3.5 watts.
The base and the back plate of the Eheim 2006 internal filter are attached to
the aquarium with suction cups which provide a secure grip underwater. This
leaves the impeller and the filter chamber free to be detached from the cylinder
itself. This allows free access for cleaning the filter and changing filter
The output of the Eheim 2006 internal filter is fully directional and uses a
venturi attachment. Directly below the impeller is the sponge, and both impeller
and sponge are easy to reach. The filter has been designed so that all water
which flows through the filter has to pass through the sponge, quickly cleaning
up debris and effluent.
The single sponge in the Eheim 2006 internal filter could cause problems for
bacterial filtering as the sponge will stop acting as a bacterial filter after
washing. It’s best to have two sponges in any filter so that they can be cleaned
alternately. To get around this problem, the single sponge in this filter can be
cut in half.
A variety of filter media can be used in the Eheim 2006 internal filter to suit
the filtering needs of your aquarium. Mechanical, biological, chemical and
absorbtive filters can all be used in combination. Absortive filters can be used
when you first set up your aquarium to remove toxic materials from tap water and
For daily long term use, you should use biological and mechanical media in your
Eheim 2006 internal filter. These will provide a clean and safe aquatic
environment for your fish to thrive in.
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