Hey, I have a Eheim 2213 on an EBI.
Yes, it can be throttled back.
Pipe size on the 2213 is 12mm.
I'm using green Eheim Pipes
You can buy stainless streel prefilters in the sales forum. I believe H4N makes and sells them. Otherwise you can pick up a Fluval Foam one at petco for a few bucks.
I've been down this road before and here is what I have concluded from my experience. The Eheim 2213 does a great job filtering the EBI and since I only keep shirmp and snails it really really really over filtering...
Another note, I had to purchase the curved outake lily pipe seperatley.
Another note, you throttle down by just turning one of the hose shuttoffs part way.
It's been working great for me and I've had it going for almost a year.
looking for some advice, I have had an ebi set up now for a month, planted with dhg and a little C. Undulata at the back. I thought at first I could live with the internal filter but now I hate seeing it in the tank. I am thinking of getting an Eheim 2211 or 2213. I have no experience with this brand and need to find out the following
Can the inflow be throttled back? I dont want my shrimp to feel like they are in a hurricane.
I would also like to get lilly pipes, have no idea about size or glass vs plastic?
Does anyone make a stainless steel pre filter for lilly pipes? dont want the shrimpies sucked up into the filter
If you've gone down this road please help.