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Old 04-04-2016, 01:55 PM   #1
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Upgrading Canister Filters

I currently have a Eheim 2211 40gal canister filter that i was using for a 20 gallon square tank. I recently upgraded to a 45gal bowfront and the current filter is working for the few fish i have in this new tank.

I want to add new fish to this tank so i know i will need a bigger filter to handle the bioload.

So my question is this. Can i upgrade my canister to one for say a 100 gallon tank or will it cause too much water disturbance/ too much suction for my 45gal tank?

Also should i stick with the Eheim filter brand or is there something better?

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Old 04-04-2016, 03:27 PM   #2
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I have a rena xpl in my 40 breeder its rated for like 150 gls i think lol was alot of flow i made a spray bar out of pvc to help with that

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Old 04-04-2016, 11:16 PM   #3
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I have an Eheim 2215 on a 55. I do not think the 2215 would be overbearing on a 45: with the spraybar attached the flow is distributed over a wide area.
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Awesome. Thanks guys. Just dont want to over power my tank with too much moving water. I was looking at the 2215 as my new investment so if it works for you dcutl002 i think thats the one i am going with :]

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I had a 2215 it's a very sturdy, reliable, and quiet filter. It may have some trapped air in the media after the initial setup but it'll get rid of that itself via the spray bar.
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Thanks. I have a 2211 that i absolutely love and it doesnt push alot of water so i wanted to make sure the bigger filter wouldnt cause too much disturbance :]

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