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Hi all,

Planning to start one new tank, size 60cmX30cmX36cm. Volume 64.8 liters without any substrate and all. Want to go for Eheim Classic filters with Bio Rio as media. But confused between Classic 2213 and 2215. According to the company website 2213 (even 2211) is sufficient for my tank size, with 400 l/hr, and 1.5 m head. But the local dealer is saying that 2213 will have a reduced flow rate once the media will clog, so he asks me to go for 2215, with 620 l/hr and 1.8 m head. But 2215 will cost me 1.1k more. And really do not want to spend more money if 2213 is gonna serve the purpose.

Please HELP!!!

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hmmm... you do have a point... actually i heard that, 2213 has an issue with the flow rate...anyway I am from India. the local dealer said that, I will definitely have the problem, so go for 2215...but after seeing the eheim site, and their specs list I got confused...because according to them, even 2211 is enough for my tank size...so I thought why to go for 2215...So asked the question here in the forum with the hope to get a proper solution...thanks for the suggestion man...Any idea with ADA Bio Rio? will it create clogging???
As cichantic told you all filters have reduced flow after a while. It has nothing to do with the 2213 specifically.

There are other factors that will reduce the flow of a canister filter and not just to the eheim brand. Filter floss, sponges, inline equipment, tubes are dirty etc. This is when you have to clean out the canister.
 

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yepp, no problem. im sure the 2213 would be adequate for biological filtration, but for the sake of moving water in the tank i would go for the 2215. (then again, i havent seen either filter on a tank of your dimensions!) No clue about the ADA filter media, i only used what came with my eheims

lol, got me there. nothing. im just saying- i bet he will look back and say "i wish i bought one size bigger" a year just seemed like a good enough time frame
If anything the filter is less important a year down the road since the tank is fully established and most of the filtration is in the tank itself not in a small canister. Initially the filter is more important since there's no bio-filter and your relying more on chemical/mechanical to bridge the gap. From my experience in a two-foot tank I've never seen any issues in any part of tank as far as moving water around with a 2213.
 

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How 'bout this. If you get the 2213, not only will you save money and space, you'll know it's not overkill and you'll be more inclined to change your water on a regular basis and not overstock/overfeed your fish which is more important than the extra flow that the 2215 will provide. :tongue:
 
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