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Eheim Pro3 #2075 - too much for a 55 gallon?
I have a chance to pick up a used Eheim Pro3 Canister Filter System, model #2075 for a good price. Would that be too much flow (using a 36" spraybar set-up) for a planted 55 gallon tank w/angelfish?
Thanks, I want it, but worried it's just too much filter!
I would fear it would be too much current being it is rated up to a 160 gallon tank. I not sure that a 36" spraybar would defuse the current enough and if it does how much stress would that cause the motor?
I have an ehiem 2217 on my 55 gallon. It has the 12 inch spraybar, not the 36. I found that the push from it was a lot of current so to solve the problem I drilled extra holes in the spraybar. If you buy the filter and find the current is too strong you could just drill some extra holes.
Some of the newer models have volume controls now, something my Eheim from 1996 do not.
Yea, I'm worried about the "through-flow". That pump has more than 6x the "advertised" flow of my 2215 canister! Even with two intakes, it's still a lot of movement in the tank. I'm not certain I can restrict the outflow enough to please the fishes... Diffusing the outflow is not an issue, an acrylic tube, my drill press, and voila, a tank-long spray-bar. Unfortunately, as Byron said, doesn't really change the total volume of water through the filter of 330 gallons/hour (that's 6.5 tank turnovers per hour). My current Eheim 2215 is rated at 164/hour (3x turnover, but I think that's an over-estimate of flow).
Turn out this discussion's a moot point, the filter's too large to fit under my tank stand anyway, with a CO2 tank and a 20L tank already there...
Thanks for the feedback in any case, it's much appreciated!
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