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Old 02-11-2010, 04:35 AM   #11 (permalink)
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would a 2217 be too much filtration for a 37 gallon?
I switched to Eheim about a year ago. I use a 2217 on a 55 gallon & also on an 80 tall. In both of these tanks, which are planted heavely I found the need to add small power hreads for circulation. I also have a 40 gal with the 2215. I did not need to add a power head to this tank.
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I have eheim, rena, and marineland cannister filters which all work fine for me.
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thank you everyone i think im going to go for either an eheim or a rena.
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Just some quick points for what im looking for.

-Build quality
-Efficiency
-Reasonable price
-Long life span
-Up keep on the canister filter ex (gaskets, impellers, baskets)

If this is what your looking for, no filter will stand up to the Eheim classic, they just haven't been around long enough to compare to classics which have been known to run for 30 years!
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Default Re: Some assistance with canister filters

If you don't have a large fish load, a 2215 should be fine as well. A little cheaper, but should work fine for a low load 40g.

As far as the growth, make sure you are fertilizing and that you have a quality light. My CO2 reactor is inline to a 2215. I have a ton of surface agitation, and I get huge plant growth. I started with just CO2, and didn;t get good growth. Upgraded my lighting and went to an EI dosing method, and overnight difference. CO2 by itself isn't going to help much but reducing algae. You really need good light, CO2, and fertilizer to get strong growth. Once you have all three of those, it's just a matter of finding the right balance of lighting to keep algae at bay.
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i use fluval, 405's for my 125, my 110 my 75 and only had one issue in the past when the electricity went out the impeller to one broke...the flow is not too strong btw, once it has a bioload started it slows the flow and would do pretty well for your small tank
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I have Eheim Ecco 2232 and Rean xp3. The Ecco is way quieter and startin the Reana without air inside is a pain. The Ecco is just so user friendly. To compare size of xp3, you need Ecco 2236. Pricewise, the Eheim is cheaper.
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