EHEIM Classic External Canister Filter with Media
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- Permo-elastic silicon sealing ring fixed on the pump head for easy and safe closing after cleaning
- Equipped with filter sponges and/or loose filter media
- Maximum flow rate: 40 US Gal
- Accessories included: Filter basket, spray bar, inlet pipe, hose and installation accessories
- Comes complete with filter media (EHEIM Mech & Substrat Pro) and valves
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Size: 40 Us Gal
Top Customer Reviews
I clean my filters every 6 months and have had exactly no problems. Should I clean more often? Perhaps, but the results speak for themselves and that is 3 years of extremely happy, constantly breeding, Tanganyika Cichlids. Even after a power outage, the filters fire right back up. Silent operation to boot, with two of them running, I can't hear them. I use extra virgin olive oil to lube the o-rings which has worked well. Sometimes after a cleaning, getting them to prime isn't super easy but it's something I have to deal with only twice a year.
Since the volume of the canister is so large, once bacteria have established the filter media, they can handle just about any bio load you can throw at them. Tip number one - If you're establishing a new tank, check out Dr. Chris Cow's article on "fishless" cycling. I followed that method and aside from whether or not you see using starter fish as being inhumane the fact of the matter is that fishless cycling is much more of an exacting science as the addition of ammonia is easily and exactly measured. Be sure to use pure ammonia with no additives and once your ammonia and nitrite levels are at 0ppm, you're in business. It took my 90 gallon with no seed media around a month to fully establish and cycle (i.e. ammonia and nitrite=0ppm). With bacteria laden seed media, you could probably cut your cycle time in half. I found pure ammonia at Ace.Read more ›
They are extremely efficient. A bit more expensive that the rest of canister filters out in the market. But in the long run, these are better since they last longer and the rarely break down.
Worried about the filtration on your aquarium??? Get one of these silent/efficient/reliable guys.
There is no media bypass so all water gets treated. Very low power, efficient pump. Most filters get about 50% of their advertised flow rate or less. The 2217 gets 80% or more (i've personally tested many of them - this figure is without the spray bar, which i never use).
The double taps make it very easy to clean, and if you buy a couple media bags for $1, it makes rinsing the ehfisubstrat (little bio balls) much easier. I've set up 20+ aquariums in the past year for friends, friends of friends, coworkers, etc and I always tell them to not even bother with a tank over 20 gallons if they don't have an eheim canister filter.
You also don't have to open or clean them for 3 to 6 months (or even a year) at a time, and they will keep your aquarium crystal clear. They also make it possible to go much longer without water changes before there are negative consequences. I can go on and on about different ways they are better than everything else.Read more ›
I would definitely recommend this to others. Especially with a good price for a canister filter.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
just to hard to live with when fluval makes nicer ones in my opinionPublished 8 days ago by jon richter
All my filters are Eheim. I love them and would always recommend spending the extra dollars to have the best and original cannister filterPublished 9 days ago by william f. ike III
I bought this as a filter for my planted 40 gal breeder with an axolotl and two fish. I've had no issues and only need to clean and replace the charcoal filter every 3 months. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Mary Hughes
i purchased one of these years ago thinking it would me a great filter but I wasn't impressed at all. Read morePublished 1 month ago by todd
Wonderful! We LOVE Eheim filters! Very quiet and very good at what it does! We tried a different filter by someone in Italy before we got this one, and hated it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Samantha
I have used this filter for years with no problems whatsoever. You can easily go six months plus between cleanings. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr. Smith
I have two turtles and before I put this filter in, the tank was so black. Now I can see the bottom, its great so far...I hope this lasts a long time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ashley =)