Originally Posted by CoffeeLove
I want equal or more flow than I have right now with two hobs and the powerhead. Just wanna give my tank a much nicer appearance without two hobs hanging from it and a powerhead in the tank.
I think if i was doing what you described it would be overkill for sure lol I tried switching my marineland powerhead into the circulation thing with the giant prop but all my plants were bent over screaming help!
I give my fish coffee
What HOBs and powerheads do you have? The 2217 has an advertised 264gph flow at zero head. IMO that's plenty enough for a 40B planted. Here's a thread
with more accurate flow rates with media and not being at zero head. If that's too much flow you can get the 2215 (it's a bit cheaper). You can also save some money by getting the 2215 and upgrading the impeller for more flow. It still won't be at the flow rate of a 2217, but close.