Eheim Classic 2217 – best and quietest canister filter review


The Eheim Classic 2217 is certainly one of the best & quietest canister filters from Eheim. The Eheim 2217  is designed for aquariums that  can hold about 160 gallons and the pump has a water out put of approximately 264 gallons per hour.Eheim Classic 2217

Eheim 2217 canister filter

Eheim 2217 canister filter review

  • Ideal for fish tanks up to 600L or 160 gallons
  • Pump Output – 1000 LPH or 264 GPH
  • Pump circulation with recommended media – 424 LPH or 112 GPH
  • Power Consumption – 20W
  • Delivery Head (Max.) – 2.3 metre or 7 ft 6 in
  • Installation Height (water surface to filter base) –
  • Input tubing (I.D./O.D.) – 16/22mm or 0.625/0.875
  • Output tubing (I.D./O.D.) – 12/16mm or 0.500/0.625
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) – 400 x 205 x round (mm) or 15.75 x 8 x round

The instruction manual given is a little confusing as illustrations are small and it’s not always obvious which image goes which which instruction. However, once you sort out the various filter elements it’s straightforward to get set up. The filter contains intake and outflow tubing and quick-disconnect valves for ease of cleaning. The filter stack should be mostly disassembled when replacing the filter pads, but it really is neither complex or overly time-consuming.

A variety of filter media works extremely well with the Eheim 2217 canister filter. Four layers of media could be installed to supply all different types of filtering functions and characteristics.The filters assist the functionality of extracting foreign allergens from the waters while reducing toxins as well as other dangerous material.

Eheim suggests to their Eheim mechanized filter pertaining to the bottom level layer associated with the Eheim 2217. This filter  material is done from the filter material manufactured from ceramic tubing which usually traps foreign particles and also creates eddies throughout the water flow. Doing this helps maximize the efficiency of all the filter media.

The Eheim 2217 is according to years associated with filter engineering development and has shown to be an efficient and effective filter for mid-sized aquariums. Price wise, it is affordable and not to expensive. However the Fluval 306 canister filter definitely a better choice as it has better features. It is still worth to get the Eheim 2217 due to its cheaper price.

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