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post #31 of 63 Old 07-13-2013, 08:09 PM
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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
Oxygen won't be a problem with live plants. If you think it may, you can just aim the output in a manner to disturb the surface more to allow more gas / water exchange. My tank's surface is still with my canister directed through a DIY spray that is completely submerged.

Someone mentioned that their canister makes noise sometimes, I found that the bio balls and ceramics rattled at times... Seeing as they are both useless and, even if they were useful, they are completely unnecessary I just tossed them and added more floss for better filtration.

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post #32 of 63 Old 07-13-2013, 08:21 PM
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No, oxygen won't be an issue, especially if you go with a spraybar aimed towards the surface.

Were you interested in doing more live plants/ figuring out what was up with your light?

Also, some fish don't like lots of current (angels come to mind from what I've read about them), so see about getting a spray bar so you can adjust as necessary. I don't know if eheim includes one with their canisters, my Fluval didn't come with one.
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I've seeded many tanks with the biomedia from another filter - it's definitely not useless.


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Also, some fish don't like lots of current (angels come to mind from what I've read about them), so see about getting a spray bar so you can adjust as necessary. I don't know if eheim includes one with their canisters, my Fluval didn't come with one.
My angels stay in the current unless they are resting at night when they stay in the plants avoiding current. Also the eheims do include the spray bar ... and tubing is to be cut yourself so play with positions before you cut the hose so you cut the right amount.
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I second that. I'm sure there is some cheap biomedia that isn't porous enough to work however I can vouch that is not the case with what comes with your eheim(and all but 1 of my filters). When I was playing "musical tanks" a while ago that was almost exclusively what I used to seed the new filters. I only skipped that on anything below 20g and used floss as it was easier to fit enough to do an instant cycle with the smaller filter.
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post #35 of 63 Old 07-13-2013, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the comments. :) good to know the oxygen exchange will be fine. I hope they don't rattle! :s that's even more annoying... I'd rather have a constant hum.

There's nothing "up" with my light. :P it's fine. I will probably just let the plants I have grow. Hopefully they will reproduce. I may also buy some aquarium lily bulbs to see what happens. I love the way they look. I might also get swords because they did well until I neglected them. We'll see what happens. :D

Well I hope the 2217 isn't too powerful! I'm a bit nervous haha. It filters 5x my tank per hour which is ideal I read. :)

I think ill order it today. :D... Still a bit nervous, probably unfoundedly. It just is so expensive I hope I love it :))

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Oh also does it include all the parts?

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everything you need is there. You will just need to figure out your ideal configuration then cut the hose accordingly. If you have issues with the instructions feel free to start another thread on that ..and I will help as best I can along with others.
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post #38 of 63 Old 07-14-2013, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you! :)

Another thing, sorry. Does it seem unlikely to leak? I read a review of someone whose leaked. That would be terrible! It's on carpet upstairs Dx!

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VERY unlikely.. unless set up wrong or if you don't remember to use the valves to shut everything off after unplugging..and even then it's safe to have a towel set up uderneath during canister maintinence ( don't need to do that often) and I like to once all valves closed off to take to my bathtub to do routine cleaning..again remember not to over do that. all tubes leading to and from this filter come with double sided shut off valves for extra safety (both intake and output sides). That is a nice feature.
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post #40 of 63 Old 07-14-2013, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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Alright thanks! I think I'll order right now... :D I'm getting it through amazon from big al's. please yell at me if big Al's isn't a reputable place :)! Lol

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