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Old 10-09-2006, 10:43 PM   #1
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Eheim 2215 Classic - new $100 - good deal?

Eheim 2215 Classic
*Includes media
*NEW Extra O-ring
*UNUSED box of 3 fine filter pads
*UNUSED box of 2 coarse filter pads
for $100 + shipping.

Is this a good deal? It would go on a 46g bowfront.
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:46 PM   #2
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you are selling it?
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no, I found it for sale and was wondering if it was a good buy or not.
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Old 10-09-2006, 11:05 PM   #4
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no, I found it for sale and was wondering if it was a good buy or not.
i thinks it is i payed like 200$ for mine
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Very good if it is in good shape.
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:38 PM   #6
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Thanks. now I can't find it, but found another used for 2 months with all the original stuff and box for $68 + shipping. Might consider this... Is it a good filter? Looking at the picture it doesn't look at all special...???? But I have heard that Eheim is a good brand..
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:25 PM   #7
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i had one
did a great job
but clening it was a problem if u didnt follow directions
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:41 AM   #8
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From what I've gathered, Eheims are a pain to clean, but usually run w/out problems for years. The actual flow rate tends to be about half of the volume/hour they claim, so don't go with one rated just big enough for the tank. For the money, Fluvals are a better deal, and easier to maintain, but the quality of the materials is less. Sort of like a Mercedes and a Chevy. The Mercedes costs more, but runs longer with less trouble. The Chevy is cheaper, needs more parts replaced over time, but they're easily available.
You can build a canister filter much cheaper than either brand, using a 5 gallon bucket, a powerhead, and a few things from the hardware store. I've seen several DIY projects on various forums, and plan to do something similar if/when I set up multiple tanks with a central filtration system.
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:43 AM   #9
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If you remembver the sites where you saw the DIY could you let me know. I'd be interested in checking that out.
Okay, so the 2215 says it's can go for a 90 something tank... I have a 46. So are you saying it is just barely big enough for my tank? Currently it runs a AC70 with an undergravel filter and a powerhead to move water around. I also have a sponge on the intake for extra critter growth room. It's just a little too noisy if the water gets low.. It's starting to bother my husband... well, the combination of all the tanks bubbling and whooshing and such is bothering him.... I don't much mind it during the day, but sometimes need to close the bedroom door so I don't hear it at night. some of them are noisy even when the water is up. Any other suggestions?
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The only thing difficult about cleaning an Eheim Classic is the fact that the media is not in compartments. Even so, it takes me all of 5-10 minutes to remove the media, rinse/replace the pads, rinse the canister, and put everything back together. If you have double-tap connectors, getting it primed is a snap as well. I have a 2213 and a 2217, both with double-taps. The spray bars are both pointing down to eliminate any surface noise. I get water movement from my AC powerheads. Filtration is excellent and extremely quiet too.
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It should be fine for a 45, I just wouldn't recommend it as the only filter for a 75-90 gallon tank.
Here are a couple links for DIY canister filters, the pics will give you some idea of what is involved:
http://lis.aqa.ru/bigcan/bigcan.html
http://www.drpez.net/panel/showthread.php?t=127510
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Thanks. Wish I could read it as well. They both did a good job with the photos. Tells the story pretty well. If you ever build one, let me know how it works.
maxwell1295 - thanks, good information.
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