I have a 36 gallon tank currently using a ML 200 w/ bio-wheel. I am about to upgrade my filter I am looking at the Eheim 2217($125) or 2073($190) (or another option if in the same price range).
Which do you all think is the better bet, value and/or fit for my tank?
Eheim 2217, it gets better flow as it intakes from the bottom and flows through all the media to the output. All Classics are the best filters for medium to smaller tanks IMO! You well never hear someone come back and say I should have bought XXX brand or XXX model
2217 would be perfect for a 36 gal. I've got one on my 50 and it's slightly underpowered. Once it settles in, it's nearly silent and doesn't need to be monkeyed with often. It'll have plenty of filtration for that tank, but if you need more flow for some reason, add a koralia nano..