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Old 09-26-2005, 09:54 PM   #1
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Eheim 2213

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Does anybody own a 2213? What do you think of it. I have an opportunity to buy one "previously enjoyed".

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Old 09-26-2005, 11:49 PM   #2
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I think that if the price is right, and unless the 2213 in question is more than 10-15 years old, you ought to snap it up. If this is for your 30gal I think it would be a great filter. I am a big fan of Eheim and if you don't mind the minor inconvenience the classic series poses in terms of maintenance (less of an issue with the 2213) it is a powerful, quiet filter that will go and go and go for years. You won't be sorry
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I have a 2215 that I could not be happier with, if that helps.
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:55 PM   #5
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Hi- just thought I'd chime in...I had a Eheim 2213 running on my 20 gallon planted for almost 1 year...I loved it- no problems, deathly silent, kept the water sparkling clean, which was a feat considering that the tank had several large freshwater fish in it...I recommend it....Hope this helps!
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Thank you, dude! 8)
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:00 PM   #7
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Got it!!! The filter is almost new, this lady only used it or 8 months and it's been disconnected for a few weeks no. She gave me the manuals and the receipt!!! There is still 15 months left in the manufacturer guarantee. I got the filter, a 25 ft Python and a whole bunch of good fish food for CDN$100. I think I made a decent deal. What do you think?

Now, here is the real question: the filter still has the media and whatever-it-is-that-it-has inside -including water! I want to install it in my 30 gal, along with the biowheel for the time being, until it is cycled and then I may or may not disconnect the bioweel (May be I leave it in there for the QTT). But I have to clean it first. I can take it apart (she gave me te manual). And then... how do I clean the parts? What parts should i buy new and which ones should I clean and re-use?

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It likely contains white pads on top (toss these) and then some rigid media, ehfisubstrat or noodles or something like that, then some coarse pads. The pads and the rigid media can be used over and over again, for many years. I would consider using boiling water on the rigid media and nuking the pads for maybe 10 seconds to be sure there is nothing iffy carrying over. Chances are there is nothing scary residing in there but you never know.

I do not buy the expensive white disposable floss pads, but I use regular poly filter floss in the bag, and just stuff a wad of it in the top. I've been doing that for years without any difficulty.

Edit: There may be a carbon pad in there and I'd toss that, as well, as it is no longer functional, other than being a place for biobugs to reside.
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OK. So I open it and all this nasty rotten water filled with black blobs comes out of it. I'm not surprised after a few weeks of being left aside with the tank water inside, but I'm really disgusted!!!!!

As TG suggested I'll pour some boiling water over the rigid media, and I'll rinse and nuke the rigid pad. As for the rest, canister, hoses, etc. Can I use a mild chlorine solution and then rinse and rinse and rinse again with conditioner solution?

It is really yuk-ky!!!
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