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Old 11-06-2012, 07:49 PM   #16
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ValuePetSupplies got it for 84.85 + free shipping. Amazon got it for the same price but you might have to pay tax depending on your location, also with free shipping.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:23 PM   #17
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Anyone know the going price for the 2213s?
Ken's Fish has them for $75 right now and they come with the usual filter media. Throw in some Matrix filter media and some Purigen (or whatever else you need) to get the purchase over $100 and get free shipping.

I just made the same decision as you and chose the 2213, ordered Yesterday and it should be here Thursday. Ken's is an awesome place to order from.

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Old 11-06-2012, 09:39 PM   #18
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I have the exact same issue.. was going to set up a 6Gallon Crystal Black tank and looking at options.. i agree that Eheim is awesome and I have 2 but felt it would be overkill on a 6Gallon. I'm thinking another 2213 with double-tap valve to help reduce flow.

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Do you know if it comes with the double-tap valves too?
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:08 PM   #19
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I have the exact same issue.. was going to set up a 6Gallon Crystal Black tank and looking at options.. i agree that Eheim is awesome and I have 2 but felt it would be overkill on a 6Gallon. I'm thinking another 2213 with double-tap valve to help reduce flow.



Do you know if it comes with the double-tap valves too?
Not sure. Unfortunately i hadn't heard of "tap valves" until this thread. I'm assuming they are adjustable flow-on/off valves? I figured I'd just improvise if i needed less flow. Put one in my modded 14g biocube for less flow.

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Old 11-06-2012, 10:12 PM   #20
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[QUOTE=daworldisblack;2069672]I have the exact same issue.. was going to set up a 6Gallon Crystal Black tank and looking at options.. i agree that Eheim is awesome and I have 2 but felt it would be overkill on a 6Gallon. I'm thinking another 2213 with double-tap valve to help reduce flow.

I was wondering about a Petmed 501 for a Fluval chi tank that i have an AC20 on at the moment. Can't remember the size of it.....6g ish I think.


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Old 11-06-2012, 10:25 PM   #21
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2217 on a 20g long, love it.
2211 on an 8g nano, wish I went with a 2213.


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i have an AC20 on at the moment. Can't remember the size of it.....6g ish I think.
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Is the AC20 crazy with the flow in a 6G? I am not sure how dialed-down the flow can get for shrimps not to be hurled around. The AC20 was in my list to consider along with eheim2211, Finnex cannister , tom's cannister and the Zoomed 501 I think. If the AC20 works, I'm happy to use it, otherwise I figure I'd put in a few more bucks and get the best Cannister and I like the 2213.. i have them with the double-tap valves and it helps control flow and makes clean-up easier.



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2217 on a 20g long, love it.
2211 on an 8g nano, wish I went with a 2213.
So I was thinking of going with a 2211 now for a 11.4g tank. Now you're giving me doubts...
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A 2211 would be insufficient for an 11.4g tank, IMO. 2213 would be ideal, maybe even a 2215 if you want it to be a little overkill (which never hurts when it comes to filtration).
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:04 AM   #25
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So I was thinking of going with a 2211 now for a 11.4g tank. Now you're giving me doubts...
definately 2213 minimum for your 12g bro. the bigger the canister the more media options better filtration for a couple more bucks.

i can totally see you run a 2215 as Azfishkid suggested. I don't think it would be overkill and you can run inline stuff (co2 diffuser, Hydor ETH, etc.) less equipment in your tank.


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Is the AC20 crazy with the flow in a 6G? I am not sure how dialed-down the flow can get for shrimps not to be hurled around.
It can definitely be dialed down, but then you get less flow through your filter too.

Didn't mean to hijack this thread. Sorry. I'm learning a lot from it. Thanks for starting it rah-bop!

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Aquasapien69, that is an even better price from Kensfish.
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Yep, you'll definitely want to go 2213 on an 11.4g. Search around the forum for details if there's any doubt.

And an AC20 should be perfect on a Chi. I run them on 3gal tanks and 5.5gal tanks and love them.
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Didn't mean to hijack this thread. Sorry. I'm learning a lot from it. Thanks for starting it rah-bop!
Yeah sorry :p Thanks though! Def learning here as well!
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Yep, you'll definitely want to go 2213 on an 11.4g. Search around the forum for details if there's any doubt.

And an AC20 should be perfect on a Chi. I run them on 3gal tanks and 5.5gal tanks and love them.
I've got an AC20 on my 1st Chi, and really like it.

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