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sdbrewer 01-22-2013 09:43 PM

Used Eheim 2215
 
I found a used Eheim 2215 selling for $25 in working condition. Only catch is it doesn't include media or an outflow. Is it worth purchasing for the price, and how much can I expect to spend replacing those missing pieces? This would be going on a 20 gallon long that's currently running an AC50. Thanks!

cichnatic 01-22-2013 10:52 PM

I would purchase it if it was me. You can always purchase bio media from online sellers (Amazon, Kens, BigAls) for cheap.

You can make a diy spray bar out from pvc pipes, look in the DIY section. If you want the green output from Eheim, you can purchase them online also.

nikonD70s 01-22-2013 10:54 PM

as long as its perfectly working then thats a great price. you can get you own media for cheap..unless u want to go with the more pricey eheim media's. def buy it if theres nothing wrong with it.

thebuddha 01-22-2013 10:58 PM

if you dont want it, see if they will ship it to me! ;)

sdbrewer 01-22-2013 11:17 PM

Would it be an improvement over the AC50? I'd plan on adding an inline heater and diffuser or reactor. Would those be too much of a detriment to the flow?

And any suggestions on what specific media you would get for it?

sdbrewer 01-23-2013 04:33 PM

A bit more info on the canister:
"It's missing the intake tube. No media and may need a small section of 1/2 inch tubing replaced because it may leak from the tubing. I did a cheap fix on it and it was fine but I would still probably replace it. The canister itself doesn't leak. Has a new o-ring and impeller shaft and runs well."

Does dropping the $25 for it still seem like a good idea?

sbarbee54 01-23-2013 05:04 PM

Ask him for picks of all that comes with it then we can tell you what it is missing and if it is a good deal. make sure it has the quick connects

sdbrewer 01-23-2013 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbarbee54 (Post 2327234)
Ask him for picks of all that comes with it then we can tell you what it is missing and if it is a good deal. make sure it has the quick connects

This is all that I have so far. I'll ask him for more. Anything specific I should ask for a picture of?

http://images.craigslist.org/3n23K53...4bbaf71fa9.jpg

sbarbee54 01-23-2013 06:11 PM

Quick connects spray bar, head of the unit, instake basket intake tube. Lines are cheap to buy at lowes or HD so the tubing missing or busted is cool


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