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post #1 of 6 Old 03-28-2009, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Need a canister for 50 gallon tank

Looking through all the threads regaring filters, I seem to find most people favor the canisters (especially in planted tanks like I will have), but can't find a clear favorite. I guess I was leaning towards an Eheim 2217 because of the $130 price I found. Is that a good choice, or can I do better with something else for around the price or cheaper?
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-29-2009, 03:24 AM
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The eheims are going to be your best choice provided you don't try to overstock your tank. If you are going planted I am going to assume that you are not doing african or big cichlids. If smaller fish are in this tank's future, then you could probably be fine with a 2215 if price is a concern.

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-29-2009, 06:19 PM
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Where did you find the 2217? I'm currently looking at getting a 2215 and was just curious to see where the cheapest place to find them was?
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-29-2009, 06:26 PM
I have a rena xp3 on my 55gal planted tank. It's been a good filter. It does leak a little sometimes, but it is about 5 years old now.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-30-2009, 03:12 AM Thread Starter
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Where did you find the 2217? I'm currently looking at getting a 2215 and was just curious to see where the cheapest place to find them was?
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I found it at Petsmart online. EHEIM Classic External Canister - Filtration & Circulation - Fish - PetSmart Its $135, and the 2215 is $105 there.
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-30-2009, 02:27 PM
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That is an insanely good price. The 2217 is usually over $150. MSRP is $170 I think.

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