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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-31-2015, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
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Is an eheim classic 2215 on a 20 gallon enough circulation?

Or do I need a powerhead? I don't like the idea of deadspots, but I guess that's more of a concern with saltwater tanks?

I plan on going low tech, with mosses, and I want to use lily pipes, not a spray bar.
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It's probably just right on a 20. I've gotten by with 2213 in the past on a tank filled with Endlers, so a 2215 should be fine. Didn't use lily pipes but standard Eheim plumbing, no spray bar.

Do you already have the lily pipes? If not, maybe there's a particular variety others prefer to produce flow in your tank.

Worst case scenario, you could pick up a $10 Hydor - one of the tiny pumps - to increase flow.

A lot of people prefer 2217 on 20gal tanks (myself included) but you'll probably be fine.


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-31-2015, 03:29 PM
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I have a 2217 on a 33 long, so I think you're good with the 2215.
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