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Eheim 2217 Canister Filter Entry Level Reliability

The Eheim 2217 canister filter is one of the entry-level filters from Eheim. Its design is based on years of filter technology development and has proven to be a reliable and efficient filter for mid-sized aquariums.

The Eheim 2217 canister filter is designed for aquariums which hold about 160 gallons and the pump has a throughput of approximately 264 gallons per hour.

The filter volume is 1.6 gallons and weighs in at 14.5 pounds. This unit consumes 20 watts of electricity.

A variety of filter media can be used with the Eheim 2217 canister filter. Up to four layers of media can be installed to provide all types of filtering functions.

The filters serve the function of removing foreign particles from the water while eliminating toxins and other dangerous material.

Eheim recommends their Ehfimech mechanical filter for the bottom layer of the Eheim 2217 canister filter. This filter material is made from his filter material is made from ceramic tubing which traps foreign material and creates eddies in the water flow.

This agitating action helps increase the efficiency of all the filter media.

The second layer of filter media in the Eheim 2217 canister filter could be a filter pad. Eheim filter pads offer additional mechanical filtering thanks to their large surface area.

 Eheim filter pads are made from foam materials that provide both mechanical and biological filtering.

The third layer of the Eheim 2217 canister filter can be a biological filter. These filters remove ammonium and nitrates from the aquarium water which otherwise would poison the fish.

Biological filters use bacteria to break down waste materials, and the efficiency of the bacteria depends on the amount in the filter. The Ehfisubstrat biological filter from Eheim is made from sintered glass which provides complex surface areas for bacteria to thrive in.

The final layer of filter media should be another mechanical filter. The Ehfisynth filter is perfect for the top layer of the Eheim 2217 canister filter. It is made of a synthetic wool material which traps tiny particles
that have passed through the previous 3 layers of filter media.

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