Originally Posted by marlin
The filter I have now creates alot of water movement at the top and from what I have read this is not good because it removes the CO2 from the water that the plants need, is this correct?
The Eheim is only 100 dollars and is suppose to be like new but I have not yet gone to take a look at it. So do you think this filter would cause too much current in the tank?
In my view the filter would be about right for 55 gallon tank assuming small tetra like fishes as opposed to cichlids are being kept.
Rated flow will be around 40 percent less with media installed in the filter ,so not to worry bout too much flow but still have good filtration.
Personally,, i would maybe spend another 40 bucks and get a new Eheim 2215 which comes with all media and is an excellent filter in my opinion.
I use a Eheim 2217 on planted 80 gallon and flow/.filtration is perfect for my taste.