which Eheim Classic Canister filter model to chose
2213 is for 66 gallon tank (with 116 gal/h)
2215 is for 92 gallon tank (with 164 gal/h)
2217 is for 159 gallon tank (with 264 gal/h)
(all ehiem classic)
I am buying 75 gallon tank for FLOWER with lotsss of rocks.
As you guys were kind to help me in my other topic I might turn off the filter over night to avoid noise.
1-Most important is to buy the most quite model. Which one you think is more quite?
2-I think the 2217 need to be cleaned less frequently compare to 2213 as it is bigger?
3-Any comment about which to select?
I have all three models, Love 'em.
Originally Posted by seavashr
1. They are all quite quiet.
They're is no difference in how loud they are & by that I mean they aren't. I have an air pump and an intermittent buzz from a light that are both louder than any of these filters lol.
2. The cleaning schedule varies and is dependent upon other factors like stocking for example.
3. The only model of the choices given that is appropriate for a 75 is the 2217 IMO.
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Definitely go with the 2217 since it's always safe to go with something which is WAY overrated for the size of your tank
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Filters are meant to run 24/7 not be turned off at night. These filters are dead quiet and it's not necessary for them to be turned off for sleeping anyway.
These filters are rated for "up to" the gallons you stated in your post above. Meaning, just about the highest amount it can filter. It doesn't mean they are FOR the gallons you stipulated. That is determined by the amount of stock you have in the tank and most filters are good for about half what stated.
Rather than stating 2213 is for 66 gallon tank simply means it can filter "up to" 66 gallons so it's probably a good filter for about 30-40 gallons.
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 06-30-2011 at 01:00 PM.
I'm currently running a 2217 and a Pro 2 (2028) on a 75 gallon and it isn't too much filtration or too much flow. They are just great filters.
The 2217 is filled with polyester to clean up yanking all my plants and stirring up the gravel. I will add, I prefer the double tap connector on the Pro series over the two connectors on the classic series. That is just a personal preference.
If an Eheim is making noise that you can hear from a couple of feet away, something isn't running correctly. Air bubbles would be the usual suspect. Follow the directions and that clears up quickly.
If the flow on a 2217 is too much, you can use an impeller from a 2215 (and vice versa).