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Old 02-09-2005, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if the classics have an adjustable flow. I plan on getting a cannister to replace my hang on filter soon, but if I do, give myself the option of a bigger filter in case I upgrade to a bigger tank in the future. So does it?

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The Classics don't, but remember by lowering the flow on a filter you are simply putting more pressure on the impellor.
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No, only the Professional series have thae ajustable flow rates.
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Thanks! So do you think a 2213 would be enough for a 60 gallon?
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I don't think the 2213 would be enough for a 60 gallon. You'd be better off with the 2217 or 2215 at least.
I keep both a 2217 and a seperate HOB running on my 55 gallon. It's always nice to have a backup.
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Thanks Jan! thats what I initially wanted the 2217, but I thought the flow would be way too high.
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2213 is not enough for a 60 gallon. its only 116gph. I use two of them over my 55 and its not enough, but i have an african cichlid tank (messy fish). Get a 2217....
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Thanks Jan! thats what I initially wanted the 2217, but I thought the flow would be way too high.
It is a strong flow, but if you position it below the water level pointing slightly down, they work great.
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My 2213 is perfect for my 26-G. I'd go up to 30-G with the 2213--that's it.
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I Think you want to cycle your tank volume at least 3 times per hour, so a 60g would need a canister with a flow rate of 180 gph.
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