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post #21 of 63 Old 07-11-2013, 10:56 PM
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if the higher capacity is louder.. I would LOOOVVEE to hear how absurdly silent the lower capacity ones are.
Well seeing as on a 72g I'll be running 2 2217s (as soon as the 2nd one gets here in a few days) and completely sure that is not too much.. then for your tank no the 2217 is not too powerful. I am very specific about keeping both perfect water quality, happy fish(or healthy ..who is to say they are happy really), clean tank, and in my bedroom tank- silence.
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post #22 of 63 Old 07-12-2013, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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Dang. :P I went from the 2213 to the 2215 to the 2217! XD $60.00 more D: :P I'll probably get it though.. :) thanks.

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post #23 of 63 Old 07-12-2013, 04:47 PM
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I have ONE 2215 on each of my 75 gallon tanks. Both are silent unless I hear a trickling noise from the spray bar. That's it. Love them.

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Both are silent unless I hear a trickling noise from the spray bar.
And that's easy to fix.
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post #25 of 63 Old 07-12-2013, 05:15 PM
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I have an Eheim 2217, which I love. As said by others it is as silent as can be unless the water level is a little low, or if there is a bit of air in the canister after a water change. Both can be taken care of easily.
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post #26 of 63 Old 07-12-2013, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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I'm happy to hear more good reviews. :) now I can't wait to get one! But I will have to wait a little to get the money. :( Those are definitely simple problems to fix.

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post #27 of 63 Old 07-12-2013, 07:32 PM
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Another option is a sponge filter and a very small powerhead. I use that in some breeder tanks and they are dead silent.

I have three Eheims. An Ecco (works ok, silent, but I'm under-impressed by the design), a 2215, and a 2217. The 2215 makes noise sometimes, darn if I know why. Other times, the 2215 is dead quiet. My 2217 is really quiet, all I hear is water flow noise from the spraybar.

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post #28 of 63 Old 07-13-2013, 04:17 AM Thread Starter
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I'm not exactly sure what those are. I have some internal filters. They tend to make too much vibrational noise.


Anyways, I searched my room for money and found $50.00 in an old birthday card! :D So I can now manage to scrounge up $132.00 and I need $142.00 for the 2217, so I can probably buy it sooner than I thought, so I have a few questions before I purchase it:

1. Someone mentioned that oxygen might be an issue here (and my dad mentioned that I may be getting a canister filter to his coworker who keeps fish and he said the same thing). It sounds like it actually won't be? I will have some live plants. I'd like some more opinions, because everyone thinks different!

2. I can't rememberthe second one :D I'll post when I do haha

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post #29 of 63 Old 07-13-2013, 11:07 AM
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In my experience with air pumps and sponge filters... I've never found an air pump that is quiet. I end up having to place them on a towel in the cabinet under the tank cause they vibrate and rumble. I also seem to find they don't last very long.

IF you buy an Eheim.... You are buying a good reputation and solid product that can last you 15-20 years. My LFS even refused to sell me a new filter when mine wasn't working and insisted I have it repaired before buying new. Eheim is the Work Horse of Canisters. JMO!!
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post #30 of 63 Old 07-13-2013, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! :D I think I'm gonna go with the 2217 because why skimp on something that will last so long?? :D
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