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I just picked up a 90 gallon aquarium and a Eheim 2217 for 50 dollars used.
I have a 30 gallon set up currently. I was just wandering if using the Eheim on the 30 gallon would be a really bad idea? The one hanging on it now is getting noisy and just does not work well. I know this filter is rated to like a 150 gallon aquarium but would it work or just suck my fish up or something?
Yeah I was not necessarily in the market for a tank but I could not pass it up. He was asking more but I saw someone else walking up to look at the tanks he was selling and I figured I better take a stab so I was like look i got 50 cash, and he seemed quite happy to get it. I tested the filter and it seems to work. It looks like these things are completely rebuild-able anyway. I have some plywood and lumber to build a stand and hood with sitting around so I guess I'm gonna set it up soon. The new tank has 3 bottom bulkheads so I'm researching how I'm gonna set it up right now. I may sell my freshwater fish and set up a reef. I'm still kind of up in the air.
Are you trying to seed the filter in the 30g? Eheim filters are fairly low flow so I don't think it'd be a huge problem. Plus I believe you can adjust the flow rate to turn it down a bit if need be.
I'm not sure what seed means. I don't see a way to turn it down unless you cut the voltage down to it. I think it would turn the tank over 10 times an hour. Thats a little bit of current in the tank. I really just dislike the little filter I have and thought this one might work. I know its overkill.
What I meant by seeding was that, since your 30g is already up and running, you could run the filter on it so that bacteria colonies would establish themselves in it, allowing you to move the filter back to the 90g and have it ready for fish.
not really but that is a good idea.
Thats a pretty good price
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