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Help with choosing a filter

Hey all, I am starting a 45 gallon, live plant tank. I want to get a canister filter, I was thinking the Eheim Classin 2213, but go told it's too small for my tank even though it says it's rated for a 65 gallon tank. I was then told I should get a classic 2217 for my tank, but this seems a bit expensive. A 2215 I could buy, what is your opinion. Would a wave maker help if I got a 2213 or 2215?

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Filtration wise, any of those filters will do. The problem will be flow to all parts of the tank. Even with a 2217, you might still have some dead spots so a powerhead(I like the koralia propeller type) will most likely be needed.

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Filtration wise, any of those filters will do. The problem will be flow to all parts of the tank. Even with a 2217, you might still have some dead spots so a powerhead(I like the koralia propeller type) will most likely be needed.
Great advice, so it should be alright with an eheim classic 2215 and two powerheads running, one each side of the tank, or just one powerhead?

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Depends on the dimmensions of the tank, but you could probably get away with a 2215 and koralia nano.

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Depends on the dimmensions of the tank, but you could probably get away with a 2215 and koralia nano.
Sweet it's 36inches long x 20 high x 14 wide.
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Depends on the dimmensions of the tank, but you could probably get away with a 2215 and koralia nano.
+1. Should work fine.
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Great! Thanks for the help.
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