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Old 02-07-2013, 05:19 AM   #1
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2x2215 or 1x2217 for 60p?


I setup a 60P thats not Iwagumi, but definitely not THAT densely planted yet with a stainless ADA intake (even removed the prefilter screen for now since it has no fish yet) and P2 outflow and the flow sucks IMO... there's a few dead spots and I'm kinda mad. Should I get another 2215 or sell this filter and get a 2217 to just run one? I plan on getting a glass intake pipe since the stainless is actually designed to reduce flow. I'll probably get the Do Aqua intake pipe since I think having more slits might be a better way to go. Opinions?
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:52 AM   #2
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2217 or a Eheim Pro 2 same output, Pro 2 has baskets for media and adjustable spraybar, very cool. I just picked up 2 Pro 2's with a big piece of african mopani for 100 bucks, I love craigslist.

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Old 02-07-2013, 06:51 AM   #3
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I like having 1 filter, easier to maintain and less plumbing.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:08 PM   #4
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I have just one 2215 for mine. I havent set up the tank yet, but from everybody I asked they said one 15 is fine and the 17 was to much flow
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:42 PM   #5
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Go with the 2217, you won't have all the hoses and crap that you would with 2 2215's, and if you have too much flow in there you can always throttle it back with the valves on the output side.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:06 PM   #6
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Since you already have a 2215, another option is to buy a 2217 impeller and swap it out. That way you'll get the 2217 flow with just less media capacity.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:24 PM   #7
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Ive considered the impeller swap. Are there any long term effects that people have experienced doing this?
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:40 PM   #8
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I bought my 2217 on SEARS for $135 bucks.. It is in a 65 gallon tall and I love it. Maintenance went way down from my HOBs, and it holds a lot of media, filter sponge, and other various filtering items. You can adjust the flow pressure at the spray bar by drilling out the holes and making them bigger.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:12 AM   #9
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I have just one 2215 for mine. I havent set up the tank yet, but from everybody I asked they said one 15 is fine and the 17 was to much flow
If you run lily pipes on your 2215, you'll probably be rather disappointed at how many dead spots there are if you don't have an Iwagumi setup or unobstructed water column space.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:36 PM   #10
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I have multiple 2215 running 2217 impellers for a couple of years now. No issue. Another added benefit in your case is that you can keep your pipes (2217 uses 17mm inflow)


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Ive considered the impeller swap. Are there any long term effects that people have experienced doing this?
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:39 PM   #11
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I vote one for mere simplicity sake though if you have two, having the option to stagger servicing alternate filters is a definite perk.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:29 AM   #12
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I bought a second 2215 and stuffed it with only substratpro (required two extra bags.) I also installed a 2217 impeller on my other 2215 and it fixed the flow quite a bit on that one. I'm still waiting on the other 2217 impeller to come in as well as my Do!aqua intake pipe and ADA Lily Pipe. I may end up not using the second 2217. I like the type of flow characteristics generated by the lily pipe and I'm sure it will reduce the intensity versus using the Eheim stock spray bar outflow which is kinda ridiculous with regards to lateral flow. In about 3 months I'll open up my first Eheim 2215 and empty it then refill with only substratpro to get max biofiltration.
Pro Tip: If running a Hydor inline heater and lily pipes on a 2215, get a 2217 impeller ffs.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:55 AM   #13
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I have an impeller swapped 2215 on my 60p and I regret not buying a 2217, but then again I bought the 2215 used and I know the previous owner ran it for a couple years. just get a 2217 and use the valves to dial the flow back if its too much. eheim classic filters are the best! oops, and I forgot, I'm using an inline heater and lily pipes.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:28 PM   #14
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I always like having multiple filters on a tank....for just in case kinda things and since it makes my stocking a bit less limited (I tend to like heavier stocking, especially in smaller tanks with smaller fish)
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