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Old 11-14-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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Fluval 206 or Eheim 2217 for my 12 gallon long?


Hey guys! I have question. For some reason this has been a hard decision for me. Should I get a brand new Fluval 206 for my 12 gallon long or should I bring my eheim 2217 out of retirement and just reduce the flow using the double tap valves? I have my 2215 on my 60p knockoff (mr aqua) right now so I could also move that to the 12 gallon long and use the 2217 on the 60p. Let me know what you guys think.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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If it were me, I'd swap the 2215 and 2217. 15 will be a lot better suited for the 12gal.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:00 PM   #3
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If it were me, I'd swap the 2215 and 2217. 15 will be a lot better suited for the 12gal.
Thanks! I'm leaning towards that idea. Anyone else?
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:14 PM   #4
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The Fluval '06 models seriously over-estimate gph they put out. I mean, I know this is common in cannister filters where they rate them with 50% media or even empty, but these models seem especially bad about it.

They also come with seriously crappy fittings and hoses. I didn't use any of the stock fittings with a 406 I set up. I have been extremely under-whelmed with it so far, but I haven't run it long enough to comment on reliability.
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