Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Santa Clara Calif.
I have 10 Eheims G65,G90, 2 G160's 2078,2080 2215, 2217, 2026, 2028 and 1 Fluval Fx5 I had a 405 and I had it for 1year it had a small part break on it I fixed it and sold, it was noisy.
I have had no problems with the FX5, great filter it is noisy also but its not bad inside the cabinet.
Of all the Eheims I use, I have had no problem except a very old 2026 that had a small leak around where the power cord comes out of the canister a little silicone fixed the problem.
I have a G160 on 1 of my 55's and they are stellar filters more output than the 2217 and easier to clean.
You can not go wrong with a 2217 though.
The 2215 has very little output, I wouldn't use it on anything bigger than a 20 gallon, unless of course you use it with another filter which is what i do on my other 55, its working with a G90.