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2217 plumbing set?

I got a freebie Eheim 2217 last night but it happens to be missing most of the tubing, intake, and spray bar. I've only got the first half of the double taps that are connected to the canister it's self. Is there anyplace to order all the plumbing as a whole kit? I've looked and can find everything individually but was hoping to get all of it together and maybe save a little. I tried searching on here but every thread I found pointed towards a website I've already been on. I'm willing to bet there isn't a kit, but figured I'd ask anyway just incase.

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I don't know of any kits. You could fashion an intake and a spray bar using PVC from the hardware store and get the tubing there, too, possibly.
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That's looking like my best option. It costs almost most as much as a whole new 2217 for the two double taps, tubing, and all the other intake and outflow parts if bought individually.
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The hose doesn't worth it, will become hard and sticky like any cheap hose.
The pipes are so-so. I love the double tap connectors though.
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http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...82&pcatid=8182

The python waterchanger hoses that they sell is a near perfect fit for the eheim 2217. Unlike the stuff at the hardware store, the python hose wall is thinner. May be a good option to depending on the price.
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The hose doesn't worth it, will become hard and sticky like any cheap hose.
The pipes are so-so. I love the double tap connectors though.
Had my piping for 3 years, no issues with it getting stiff at all.
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Had my piping for 3 years, no issues with it getting stiff at all.
I've found Eheim hose wall would turn hard (after about 2 years)
and need to soak with warm water when replumbing.

There was a thread about Eheim vs generic hoses.
Eheim vs Generic Tubing

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After more research and digging further into the 2217 it's going to be more financially sound just to buy a completely new filter.
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I've found Eheim hose wall would turn hard (after about 2 years)
and need to soak with warm water when replumbing.

There was a thread about Eheim vs generic hoses.
Eheim vs Generic Tubing
thats interesting. Guess im lucky =)
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Re: 2217 plumbing set?

Check AquaTop for intake and outflow kits, $10 ea or call Finnex for a complete 1/2" kit for $20, maybe you can rig something up on the cheap.

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