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When it comes to aquarium filters every now and again a great idea comes along from someone who has been in the industry for a very long, long time.

The latest innovation to canister filters comes from Eheim who has a long history of having one of the best and most reliable filter designs you can buy.

Now with the Eheim Pro 4+ they very well may have just created a beast.

[Video:] In this review and unboxing Big Al’s walks through all the awesome features of the Eheim Professionel 4+ 600 Canister Filter.

Eheim Pro 4 What’s New?

One thing you’ll notice when you compare the newly update Eheim Pro 4 600 with the Eheim Pro 3 is they look very similar.

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Eheim Professionel 4+ 600 Canister Filter

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Eheim Professionel 3 Canister Filter

However, the Eheim Pro 4+ has a few great upgrades over the pro 3 that we will go over below.

Upgrade #1 – Black Is The New Black

The Eheim Pro 4 600 comes with all black equipment instead of the classic Eheim green. The black tubing and equipment hide much better which looks great in your tank.

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All black tubing and equpment looks great.

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Black intake tube and spray bar.

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The black spray bar looks great and almost invisible mounted on your tank.

Upgrade #2 – Xtender Control Function

Eheim describes the Xtender feature like this:

“If the media (fine filter pad) becomes blocked, the flow rate can be increased using the control function. The water will be re-directed but the biological filtration will be maintained – allowing the cleaning of the filter to be postponed for a few days.” Source Eheim

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Eheim Pro 4 Xtender Control Function

Upgrade #3 – Awesome New Eheim Media

The Eheim Pro 4 comes with all the media you’ll need to get started right away.

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Eheim Pro 4 Media.

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New Eheim Pro 4 Media.

One of the best features of this filter are the two new media types that are included with the filter.

The first is the Mech Pro:

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Benefits of the Mech Pro filter media by Eheim.

The second is the Bio Mech:

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Benefits of the Bio Mech filter media by Eheim.

How Many Gallons Can The Eheim Pro 4+ Handle?

The Eheim Pro 4+ comes in three different capacities the 250, 350 and the 600.

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Eheim pro 4 capacity

The 250 Eheim Pro 4 good for tanks up to 65 gallons.

The 350 Eheim Pro 4 good for tanks up to 95 gallons.

The 600 Eheim Pro 4 good for tanks up to 160 gallons.

Benefits Of The Eheim Professionel 4

Below we will go over the advantages of the Eheim Professionel 4+ Series Canister Filter (Via Eheim.com):

  • For aquariums from 30 gallons to 160 gallons.
  • Additional control function (Xtender) to counteract blocked filter media and extend intervals between cleaning
  • Square canister for high stability and large filter volume
  • High flow capacity with low energy consumption
  • Adjustable pump output.
  • High-performance ceramic axle guarantees quiet running and durability
  • Integrated self-priming aid to initially prime the filter
  • Safety hose adapter can only be removed when the valves are closed
  • Top prefilter effectively traps large dirt particles and allows for longer service intervals. Simple to remove and easy to clean.
  • Individually filter baskets with „Easy Clean“ grid
  • Fully equipped with original EHEIM filter media and installation accessories.

Buy The Eheim Professionel 4+ Canister Filter

Eheim Pro 4+ 600 Filter up to 160g

Get The Eheim Pro 4+ 600

With all the benefits this canister filter has to offer the Eheim Pro 4+ 600 could very well be the best Eheim canister filter available.

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