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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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I don't have either of these but from my experience having a filter that is a little to powerful but can be turned down is a great, awesome thing. Having a filter that is not powerful enough - not so much the case, because then you have no choice but to buy something else to supplement or a brand new bigger filter and spend more money than if you would have just gotten the bigger option to begin with.

Fairly new to keeping tanks - we have a closet full of "oops" purchases with several not strong enough filters in the pile.
 

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A year down the road,,one might have larger tank.Then the increase in flow might be fully appreciated.
Might also consider more flow from larger filter can alway's be throttled back via closing return valve a little.Hard to get more flow however than filter can put out without removing media.IMHO
 

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The best essay on 2213 vs 2215 wins
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We need to reach 12 pro 2215 posts before OP buys 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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