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Thread: help with filter choice.
06-20-2013, 11:26 PM #1
help with filter choice.
I've been told, by some, that my 90 gal tank should have canister filter(s). I have been looking at Eheim filters, and would like some advice. I've decided to put one on each end of the tank. Eheim 2215 is for tanks up to 92 gallons, and model 2217 is for tanks up to 159 gallons. Would 2 of the 2217 be "overkill" ?
06-20-2013, 11:32 PM #2
I would say it would not be overkills. The only thing you would be worried about is too much flow. My eheims canisters seem to have less forceful flow than my other canisters. You can always hook up spray bars to the filters if the flow is still too high.
The price difference shouldnt be too large between those filters so if I were you I would buy the bigger cannister filters.
06-20-2013, 11:54 PM #3
I also like having two canister filters. I have two on my 90 gallon tank right now
You could also have one of the Eheim 2217 and a HOB, like a Aqua-clear 70 or 110 filter. That option could save you some money while still giving you all the benefits of having two filters on your tank.
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06-21-2013, 05:41 AM #4
Depends on what you'd want to keep. For a general community a dual 2217 setup won't hurt a bit. If you're doing something a bit more special, low density or something that despises flow, get the 2215. Budget permitting I'd say get identical filters, easier to maintain and to service. Oh, and if these are your first eheim classics, you'll be thankful for this: http://www.eheimna.com/faqs/faqQuestionAnswer/9
06-21-2013, 09:11 PM #5
This will be my first tank, so I'm trying to learn as much as possible to get started. Thanks for the link, also.