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Eheim Classic Series Aquarium Filters

Description Item Number Price Quantity
Eheim Classic 2213
20622139
 $89.99
2213370 720686221390
Eheim Classic 2215
20622210
 $119.99
2215370 720686222106
Eheim Classic 2217
20622211
 $159.99
2217370 720686222113
 
 

 

The original Eheim canister filter now fully packed and ready to run as a mechanical and biological filter. Each Classic Series filter is packed with the following media: Ehfimech - Ceramic hollow bodies disperse water evenly and act as a coarse mechanical prefilter; Ehfifix - Added coarse mechanical prefilter; Ehfisubstrat - Highly porous filter material ideal for hosting large bacterial colonies.; Ehfisynth - Synthetic filterfloss for extra fine mechanical filtration. The bottom to top waterflow assures water will pass through all 4 layers of media for complete cleaning. Hermetically sealed silent motor for a long, maintenance free life. Double disconnect valves included for easy filter servicing.

ModelMax. Tank Size GPHHeight
221366 gal 11613"
221593 gal16514"
2217159 gal26515"

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Customer Reviews for Eheim Classic Series Aquarium Filters
Average Customer Rating (17 Reviews)
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One of the best filters I've ever used
 
 
Pros:
Keeps water crystal clear with the right media
Cons:
Bit annoying to clean
This is without a doubt one of the best filters I've ever owned. Keeps my messy Koi and Goldfish tank crystal clear. Only con I have with this is that cleaning this sucker out maybe a bit annoying to some people.
Experience with Product: 1-12 months
Experience in Hobby: Expert
Recommended: Yes
Jacob Wang

Superb product; easy prime
 
 
Pros:
Crystal clear water, silent, easy prime
Cons:
Directions insufficient
I was running a 55g with an Aqua-Tech 30-60 HOT and an undergravel filter with powerheads. I upsized to a 125 tall and added the Eheim 2217 a couple days after switching tanks. The clarity of the water by the next morning was crystal clear and my tank looks amazing. I have a very heavy bio-load with overstocked African cichlids and between the three filtration systems my water quality has been very stable and the fish are colorful, active and healthy. I did a lot of research on the best canister filter and Eheim was definitely top of the list throughout many sites. Priming was extremely simple! All I had to do once everything was put together and where it needed to be was suck on the outlet where the spray bar connects until the canister started filling with water. I had several seconds to re-attach the spray bar and get it placed back in the tank - easy peasy. My only gripe was that I had to call customer service to figure out how the heck the spray bar attached to the output tube - they said it's a common question because it's not in the directions: you just cut an inch or so of the hose used on the output side and that's what bridges the output tube and the spray bar. Everything else was pretty clear. I'm upsizing another 55 to a 125 or 150 long and plan on buying two 2217's for it!
Experience with Product: Less than 1 month
Experience in Hobby: Expert
Recommended: Yes
Fish Whisperer
Colorado

love it so far
 
 
Pros:
quiet!
Cons:
none
I wouldn't have known it was running if I couldn't see the turbulance on the water surface and debris being slowly sucked in. To prime it (I'm a first-timer), I set up the intake into the aquarium and sucked on the outtake until the canister and tubes were full of water, then just threw it under water, and voila! (beginner's luck, perhaps?) But it's an amazingly quiet system, compared to the external Penquin-type I am used to using.
Experience with Product: Less than 1 month
Experience in Hobby: Intermediate
Recommended: Yes
Susan
Ohio

Best
 
 
Pros:
Quiet, Durable, Easy To Clean, Effective, Needs Little Upkeep
Cons:
Ehiem = THE BEST. I am beyond pleased with these filters. Bought my frist in 1994 it has been in use from that point on. It has run in simple fresh water tanks(2215) to my dicus and Angle tank (2215) to my Ciclid tanks (2217 X2)(both African and South Am. (Different tanks) It is now been on my Salt tank (2217) for the pass 6 years. I own 8 Ehiem filters, I have had other filters (were gifts or came with a tank set up I bought) and the difference is night and day WELL WORTH THE MONEY hands down. THE only filter I will buy.
Experience with Product: Experienced Aquarist
Recommended: Yes
Ryan
New Jersey

What more could you ask for?
 
 
Pros:
Durable, Quiet, Easy To Clean, Effective, Needs Little Upkeep
Cons:
The beauty of this filter is it's simplicity. You can put whatever you want to in the filter. There is a large range of choices for how much water you want to move. You can hook it up to a U.V. light easily. Eheim workmanship. You can't beat it.
Experience with Product: Experienced Aquarist
Recommended: Yes
Michael JT
Connecticut

Best filter available!
 
 
Pros:
No bypass, Durable, Quiet, Easy To Clean, Effective, Needs Little Upkeep
Cons:
I currently own 7 tanks and collects exotic fish from around the world and these filters are the only ones I would trust. I have two that have been going for 23 years and have not had a single problem. No leaks, never had to replace anything (just the tubing every now and then). Priming is not an issue and could never understand why it is to some. Cleaning is a breeze. And most importantly, no bypass, the water has to go through all the media placed in the filter before it could return into the tank and this is what filtering is all about. There is simply no better filters out there.
Experience with Product: Experienced Aquarist
Recommended: Yes
Synodontis Keeper
Overland Park, KS

Good product for experienced aquarists
 
 
Pros:
Durable, Effective, Quiet, Needs Little Upkeep
Cons:
I have owned fish tanks since 1987. Got my first Eheim Classic in 1994. That filter is still up and running but maintaining it needs some experience because the priming is slow. The new Classic is an improvement over the 1994 version because Eheim placed a holding edge for the gasket between the filter head and the body, making sure that the lock is always waterproof (it was possible to have a leak on the old one after improper assembly). Low power consumption, consistent flow, plenty of room for a variety of filter material, low maintenance needs, extraordinary durability and, most importantly, the lowest noise level in the business makes this filter the most cost-effective choice for the experienced aquarist. The only problem many owners encounter is priming. Consider this a trade-off for the no-frills design that otherwise ensures reliability, durability, and consistent water flow. You have to do that only once every 3-6 months but it can be a disconcerting experience. Letting the water fill the unit usually works only to a certain extent, and you may find that it takes a day or two of operation until all the air leaves the drum. Until then, the unit is a bit noisier but even at that point it is still more quiet than most other external filters of the same capacity.
Experience with Product: Experienced Aquarist
Recommended: Yes
Fawles
Las Vegas, NV

 
 
Pros:
QUIET DEPENDABLE LARGE AREA
Cons:
NONE
HAVE BEEN USED EHEIMS FOR 25 YEARS NOW. AS FAR AS CANISTER FILTERS NONE COMPARE. GOT THIS 2217 FOR MY 55 GALLON SALT TANK
Experience with Product: More than 1 year
Experience in Hobby: Expert
SALAMI TRIGGER
MARCO ISLAND

 
 
Pros:
Cheap, effective, durable, long lasting, quiet, comes with media
Cons:
Impeller shaft is very very brittle
Anyone stating this is hard to prime is not doing it correctly. This is how to do it, there are two methods. A)Put the unit in the sink, begin filling with water, let it fill until all the air is out of the input hose, close off the input valve, continue filling all the way to the rim. Agitate gently to get the air bubbles out, open the output valve on the head and push it into the canister and seal it, water should gush out of the output hose letting you know it is primed. close the valve and transport to your aquarium hook it up and turn it on, making sure the air is out of the hoses. b) First your can must be below the aquarium. start with no water in the hoses or can, hook up the unit, detatch the output valve and suck on it until water begins to flow into the can, reattach output valve and wait until the can completely fills then turn it on. How can people think this is hard? This thing clears large detritus particles in a matter of minutes and cloudiness withing hours after disturbing the sediment. Runs completely silent, if yours is not it has air bubbles in the impeller or it is defective, let it run for a week to make sure. Filter media is 100% reusable, just wash and throw it back in. Best way to easily clean and keep the media separate is to get a bucket, start dumping the substrate into it while holding the coarse pad with your hand to prevent the EFIMech from also dumping out. Rinse with warm water and re-insert. Best unit for the price, anything else is just blowing money for bells and whistles.
Experience with Product: 1-12 months
Experience in Hobby: Expert
Spyder
USA

 
 
Pros:
wonderful filter
Cons:
NONE
after all the also rans on the market I finally invested the money in the Eheim 2217 and wow I now realize the money I wasted on the lesser filters I could of bought two more Eheims!! Wunderbarr!!!!
Experience with Product: More than 1 year
Experience in Hobby: Expert
Gunther
germany

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