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Eheim Classic Canister Aquarium Filter w/ Media (2217) EXPIRED

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Big Al's has Eheim Classic Canister Aquarium Filter w/ Media (2217) on sale for $159.99 - $24 = $135.99 after coupon code FILTER15. Shipping is free. Thanks krazyboii
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  • Recommended for tanks up to 160 gallon.
  • The flow rate is 264 GPH. 
  • Inlet 16/22mm and Outlet 12/16mm.
  • Includes all media, hoses and accessories required for start up.

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Big Al's has a 15% off sale on canister filters. The Eheim 2217 is highly rated and used by many. This is a great price!

Use coupon code "filter15"

https://www.bigalspets.com/eheim-...l?sku=6704
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I personally hate this filter. Very difficult to prime and messy at best.
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I personally hate this filter. Very difficult to prime and messy at best.
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I personally hate this filter. Very difficult to prime and messy at best.
What do you prefer instead?
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I personally hate this filter. Very difficult to prime and messy at best.
So what do you prefer instead?
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The Classic series are all very difficult to prime. Everytime I clean out the filter I have to turn them every which way to make them prime completely and get all the air bubbles out.

However, for their price they are really reliable canisters. You really have to pay $50+ more for canisters with similar filter capacity and "more features."

I have Eheim Pro 4+, Hydor Professionals and Eheim Classic canisters. No hate for Fluval, just never been a fan.

My favorite is by far the Pro 4+, however it is also more expensive than either of the other two for the filtration capacity. The Hydor Professionals are nice filters for their filtration ability, however they are tall filters so you may run into fit issues.
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I like the fluval. They are good. Price is comparable to this one
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I second the fluval ones. They're more user friendly when it comes to cleaning and most model comes with a primer
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The classics are great for the price. They are a pain to prime, sure. You have to know how to do it and do it right. Basically, use a suction bubble at the outflow to get the water flowing down the intake to fill the entire canister with water FIRST. Give it a few more suction pumps to get the water into the outflow and then turn it on. No bubbles.

Otherwise it is very quiet and effective. Very simple design that can be easily modified for your particular needs.

I have two 2215s and have been using them for the last 12 years. They're still running like champs!
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I have one of these and it's a pain - I prefer the Eheim Ecco series. So so easy to prime!
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What would you guys recommend for a turtle in a 20 gallon tank? A red ear slider.
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What would you guys recommend for a turtle in a 20 gallon tank? A red ear slider.
a bigger tank for one. and the bigger the filter the better. the 2217 would be sufficient for one turtle as long as you keep it well maintained.
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whenever I clean the filter this is what I do to get it primed and ready again:
1. reconnect in/out tubes and open valves
2. take the output tube from the tank and lower it to canister level (with a bucket under it)
3. once water becomes clear and you don't hear any more air in the canister, raise the out tube back to tank
4. turn filter back on (plug in filter)
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These are my favorite by far. They are built like tanks. Less down time than any of my fluvas and Renas.

I use to repair filters all the time. Buying broken ones and fixing them up to like new. Maybe that is why I never had any problems using these. They are also the most quiet out of everything that I used.

It's been 10 years since I stopped breeding so my info is most likely way out of date. But I still see the same filters in the store.
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Thumbs Up for Aquarium deal!

Was hoping they carried the Fluval G3, but it looks like they don't Frown
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