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Hey guys! Will a single Eheim 2217 be enough for a 40 breeder??? If so, where is the best place to get one? I live in Glendale, CA and none of my LFS seem to carry them (most of them carry fluvals).
 

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Eheim says a 2217 is good for tanks up to 159 gallons, so I'd expect it could take care of a 40 gallon with capacity to spare.
 

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thanks guys but i heard the rating of up to 159 gallons is generally a "bare-bones" tank and also the eheim without media...after media is added and a tank is heavily planted the rating seems to drop quite a bit...i was wondering if anyone has used it on a 40 breeder and how their experience was? will i need to supplement the filter with anything else? a second filter? koralia?
 

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Wow there must be something wrong with my 2217.
I had that on a 45 tall then moved it over onto a 40b where i felt it was underpowered for the tank and added an AC70. Even with the AC70 running i felt it was still not even so i added a AC110, my fish were happy then :p
As a side note my tank was heavily stocked which probably added to the extra filtration requirements.

All my equipment has been moved to a 120 and my brother is now using the 40b with a xp3 on it. If your fine with used equipment there is a xp3 in the SNS for $105 shipped i believe.
 

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Also setting up a 40 breeder soon and planning on a 2217... Would anyone venture to say a filter with a smaller gph rating would still be sufficient?

NO, I think a 40g would be on the top range of what a 2217 can handle. I have two 2217 on a 55g. Pic is in my sig.
 
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