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Old 07-08-2013, 07:35 PM   #11
 
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Well, my aquarium was initially planted. A few crypts, java fern, and Anubis survived my neglect probably because they are fine with low light. I'd probably need more plants than that but plants were initially intended to provide the oxygen. Ill buy more if I have to.

The Amano shrimp seems fine to me he doesn't hide he swims around the tank and is pretty active. I don't have to search for him even though he's nearly invisible. :)


It sounds like the eheim is pretty sound-free so maybe I will try it. I'd be going with the 2213 for my aquarium?
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:21 PM   #12
 
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Well, my aquarium was initially planted. A few crypts, java fern, and Anubis survived my neglect probably because they are fine with low light. I'd probably need more plants than that but plants were initially intended to provide the oxygen. Ill buy more if I have to.

The Amano shrimp seems fine to me he doesn't hide he swims around the tank and is pretty active. I don't have to search for him even though he's nearly invisible. :)


It sounds like the eheim is pretty sound-free so maybe I will try it. I'd be going with the 2213 for my aquarium?
Both the 2213 or the 2217 are well suited for your aquarium. I'm going to be doing 2 2217s soon in my 72 but for reasons of intentional overstocking plus reasurance during my travel season there is always extreme filtration.
If the instructions are confusing feel free to post again. Eheim is famous for super abbreviated instructions.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:28 PM   #13
 
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Out of curiosity, is there any reason you did not mention 2215? 2217 is for up to 159 gallons. :P I know it would probably be better but I don't have much money to spend. :( I saw the 2213 for $80.00 at one place. I could maybe spring for 2215. I think I'm going to keep it under-stocked if possible to lower the maitainence. A place called Big Al's seems to be cheapest... Has anyone ordered there before?

And thank you I will post if I need help. I think there's guides on YouTube :) I was searching the filters to see if I could hear them xD

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Old 07-08-2013, 10:53 PM   #14
 
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Actually no.. No reason I didn't mention the 2215. I think the two I mentioned were more often ordered at my trusted store. No reason why the 2215 should be overlooked. From my understanding all 3 of those are the same except for gph it filters. I love it for how quiet it runs and it works well but for fun in my other tanks that will be upgraded( dinning and living room..not willing to play with noise in my bedroom) and switched around in the next 6mnths I'll be trying other brands so I have a comparison. But I find it hard to believe anything is any more quiet then what I have if thats your main worry.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:25 PM   #15
 
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Well, I think I'm get an Eheim filter :) probably after my birthday though, so next month.

So, would the filtration capacity of the 2213 be good enough for a average stocked 50 gallon tank? Or should I spring for the 2215 at least? An extra $30.00 investment for something that will last years and be healthier for my fish may be worth it, but I also don't wanna overdo it if not necessary. :)
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:48 PM   #16
 
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I would say go ahead for the 2215
I don't know what type of fish you plan to keep ..however the 2213 is 116gph which would only be your tanks volume about 2times per hr. the 2215 is 164 gph which sounds a little more appropriate for a 50g. Or alternatively you could get a 2213 now and add a 2nd one later on down the road.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:01 PM   #17
 
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hmmm well I will see next month then how much money I have. ^^

I am thinking maybe 1 or 2 angelfish and some guppies, platies, or tetras, or something. I'm still deciding! :) Any suggestions? I have hard water... but I had angelfish that lived for years, had babies, and those babies (well, 3 of them) grew up and lived for years as well... the last one just died a few weeks ago.. :/ was probably 5 years old.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:14 PM   #18
 
I am in the same boat as you OP. I have 4 tanks running in my room and needed something that didn't make so much noise I couldn't sleep.

I will agree with what others have said. Canisters are going to be as quiet as you get. However, I am finding that a sponge + a quality powerhead is actually fairly quiet as well. The only risk is sometimes they can start to be rattly. But I dunno if that's just specific to the brand I have.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:33 PM   #19
 
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I currently/used to have (not running it anymore atm) an internal filter and it would kind of rattle against the glass a bit. :/ It is fairly quiet though. But occassionally it would position itself so it would be loud... I remember waking up at night to adjust it lol.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:47 PM   #20
 
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Can anyone tell me if the 2215 is as quiet as the 2217? I just am not sure if the higher capacity may be louder. :) And would a 2217 be too powerful?
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