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post #11 of (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 04:48 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I have an Eheim 2217, 2 2213s, a 2211, and an aquaclear 20 all in my 9'x14' office. The AC20 is by far the noisiest thing in here. Once an Eheim Classic settles in, the most it produces is a gentle hum and a little whooshing. The Eheims come with enough hose and a spray bar to put the outflow wherever you want. I have all of mine just under the surface of the water. Unless you point them upwards so that they lift water above the surface, this part of the system is totally silent. As far as sizing, you might want to just pony up for a 2217. Once your plants start growing, you'll find you need more flow than you expected.
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