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Old 12-28-2008, 08:31 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I have a 90 gallon freshwater tank with an Eheim 2217. is this too powerful? I have quite a current. I dont have any angels, just typical community fish.

Do you think the 2217 is ok? it's meant for tanks up to 160 gallons. I mean...are my fish miserable with too much current or are they cool with it? Laugh...kind of a silly question huh?

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Old 12-28-2008, 08:52 PM   #2
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Your fine. I have a 60g filter on my 38g tank.

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Welcome aboard. It`s best to post your questions in the FW forums. Not everyone comes here to the welcome forum. You`ll get better and more answers there. Again welcome.
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Welcome to AA!

Like Mel said, you'll get more responses in the appropriate forum - but, for your setup, you're just fine. If you find the fish are struggling, reorient the return to hit the surface of the water, this will take a lot of the power out of it's return flow from the fish's perspective.
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If it makes you feel better, I have a Jebo 835 on a 15G tank. Better being over-filtered than under-filtered I have learned.

I just made sure to have rasboras in the tank who love the current.
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