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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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2213 should work fine unless you have a heavy bioload. Definitely go with at least the 2213. The 2211 doesn't hold that much bio media (I had one on a ten gallon). The flow will slow once you get the media in but I think the 2213 will be perfectly fine.
thanks. what do you think, in my case? i am planning to go for 3 liter ADA Bio Rio and if possible(if space permits) Eheim Mech. and my tank volume is 17-18 gallon or 65 liter. what do you suggest, 2213 will serve the purpose without any reduced flow rates? Please reply.
 

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Saw your post on the Eheim Review thread. Do go with the 2213 as that is adequate for your size tank. A powerhead or a koralia nano will fix your flow/circulation problem if needed. All depends on your scaping and setup for the tank.
thanks, but why Eheim has this problem? 2213 has a 400l/hr flow rate (rated). so how come it will get reduced? is not there any way to fix this problem?
 

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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.
Thanks, so you suggest that, 2213 will fulfill my purpose for my tank, if I keep it clean at regular interval?
 

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i would disagree, and say go with the 2215. its not that much more expensive (idk where your from or how much 1.1k is, but last time i checked the prices were pretty close) ...
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???
 

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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
OK, you mean to say that, 2213 do not have much space to circulate the water freely as compared to 2215. am I right? :icon_ques

According to their website:
Dimensions:
2213 - 160X355 mm
2215 - 185X370 mm
 

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it would be nice if a few more people chimed in to voice their opinion
Totally agreed. Waiting for the responses actually. New to the forum actually.

Any way I am agree with your points about 2213 and 2215. And I almost decided to go for 2215. Since the 1L extra volume and the 620 L/hr flow rate. Because in case of reduced flow rate scenario, I can expect some flow rate around 400 L/hr, which is equivalent to the Rated flow rate of 2213. Yeah, but of course, few more comments would be very helpful.

Thanks. :smile:
 
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