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zfarsh 04-11-2011 09:38 AM

Woudl you buy used Canister - Eheim 2217
 
Hi Everyone,
I want to buy a cannister filter for the first time for a 75 G planted tank (which i dont have yet). I was going with the Eheim 2217, which is about 200 $ new, and 230$ with tax from Big Al Canada.
Someone is selling a used one at 140$, which is a saving of 90$ at first glance, and mentions the media is included. Obviously, warranty wont be there, as big al offers 1 year. I think factory itself offers 2 years.
Would you guys buy the used one? What should i watch for, what kind of questions should i ask?
Thanks in advance.

zfarsh 04-11-2011 10:00 AM

I asked a few questions on the status, and was told the following:
Canister is 4 years old.
Filter Media is 1.5 years old
I have african cichlids - freshwater
Selling as they are downsising
the media in each filter is deffinately not over worked.


Definetly looks less apealing for a first canister for me because of the 4 years, but i still would like more input.

1077 04-11-2011 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zfarsh (Post 645110)
I asked a few questions on the status, and was told the following:
Canister is 4 years old.
Filter Media is 1.5 years old
I have african cichlids - freshwater
Selling as they are downsising
the media in each filter is deffinately not over worked.

Definetly looks less apealing for a first canister for me because of the 4 years, but i still would like more input.

I would go with the new one for piece of mind. The used one may work great, but then again the impeller assembly may need to be replaced sooner rather than later,locking clips that hold the top to the bottom may fail from use,and or hoses if they come with the filter may be becoming brittle.
New filter eliminates those concerns.

BradSD 04-11-2011 11:13 AM

I think the price is a bit high for a used one. Im thinking maybe $90 to $100 tops.


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