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  1. Default Thinking of upgrading to a canister

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    I have two HOB on my 55g tank and was thinking of upgrading to a canister filter soon.

    Any suggestions on brands/sizes? I was thinking of a 100g size, but is that too much?


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    I love my Eheim Classic 2215, it is rated for 93 gallons....If I were you, and chose the Eheim brand, I would get a 2217, wgich is rated for 159
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    Oooh, it's cheaper at Big Al's, free shipping too:
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    love my eheim too. But everyone has their faves.

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    I've used both Eheim and Fluval over the years. Both I wouldn't hesitate to use again, but the Eheim Classics have the edge for performance and build quality. Avoid the Eheim Pro canisters. Not as reliable as the Classics.
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    I used to use Eheim, and they last and work great forever. I use Fluval now, and they are also very good. I recommend either of these two.
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    I don't think you could go wrong with a properly sized Eheim, Fluval, or Rena. All great brands to choose from

    I would suggest a Rena XP3 along one of your HOBs
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I love my Eheim Classic 2215, it is rated for 93 gallons....If I were you, and chose the Eheim brand, I would get a 2217, wgich is rated for 159
    I'm all for over-filtration to keep the water clean, but wouldn't a 2217 be a little much for a 55g?

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    After doing a bit more research, I have another question - With a 55g cichlid tank, would a Eheim Classic 2215 (rated to 93g) combined with one of my existing HOB filters (I have an Aqueon 55/75 and an Aqua Clear 70) make more sense than a 2217 which is rated to 159g? The money isn't an issue, it's more of thinking the water flow of the 2217 in a 55g would be too much. What do you guys think?

    BTW - thanks for the great links. Big Al's is awesome.

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    A 2217 on a 55g is a lot of flow! Now you can turn it down a bit by drilling the spraybar. On the one hand I'm not too keen on tons of flow for a lot of cichlids, on the other hand... if your African cichlid tank is mbuna it's going to be stocked to a high level and you want all the filtration you can get.

    I'd be happy with a 2215 myself but wouldn't turn down the 2217 and mod it a bit for flow. In any case... a good ceramic medium and a filter brush are worth the investment with these. Also, some countries the classics are sold without double shutoff taps and you REALLY want those!

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