Eheim 2217 Classic Canister Filter - Up to 159 gal.
Item # 211369 / Manufacturer Part # 2217370
The Eheim 2217 Canister Filter has a compact pump coupled with a large volume canister for filter media. The filter is rated for aquariums up to 159 gallons with a maximum flow rate of 264 gph. It is extremely quiet, durable and long lasting. It provides high pump output and effective use of filter media for fresh or saltwater aquariums.
The "Full Space" design of Eheim's canister allows it to hold large amounts of filter media, within a relatively small filter case. The filter comes complete with a safety hose-connection system to stop separation, intake and outtake tubes, and double isolating valves for easy removal and maintenance. The Eheim 2217 canister comes complete with filter media, including course, fine and carbon filter pads. The filter also includes Eheim Substrat Pro and Ehfi Mech filter medias. The Eheim 2217 is UL and CSA listed.
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Recommended Filter Setup:
|Includes Media||Includes Ehfisubstrate, Ehfimech, one each carbon, fine and coarse filter pads.|
|Flow Rate||264 gph|
|Power Cord Length||6 ft.|
|Warranty||2 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty|
|Max Tank Size||159 gal.|
Great Filter - Easy to clean! 8/24/2015
Recently purchased this filter for a 100 gallon freshwater aquarium with fish and plants (to replace an unsatisfactory competitors' model). Though I've only had the filter for a little over two months, the water is crystal clear and sparkling. When I performed the first filter cleaning, I couldn't believe how much waste and dirt it had collected in such a short amount of time. Like other reviews have said, the directions leave a lot to be desired and are, pretty much, worthless... I just looked at the pictures on the box and figured it out. The Eheim 2217 Classic Canister Filter is very sturdily built, easy to use and clean (I love the easy disconnect feature), and it's completely quiet!
I almost gave it a 4 star rating, because of the lousy instruction sheet, but the product itself deserves the highest marks.
great filter 10/5/2014
these are the best I have a 2217 that has been running for 20 years and the only thing replaced was the canister o ring. they stay quiet unlike some of their competitors
20 years 1/13/2014
had a 2215. finally got weak after 20 yrs. upgraded to a 2217. great flow, clear water. Nothing ever broke on the old one, that's why i stuck with Eheim
Great Filter, Horrible Instructions 5/1/2013
Reviewer: Vito J. LaBella
The other reviewers have covered it all. Nice big filter, very quiet and I hope reliable. The company should be able to have simplified instructions in English included with the package.
great filter 2/27/2013
i enjoy this filter alot,, best part is u can hardly hear it, i have it on my 55 gallon turtle tank, , easy to clean, only problem, the instructions are useless!!!!, go on youtube for better help with the assembly
Great Canister 11/27/2012
I have had this canister for 4-5 years now. Have never had any problems at all with it. I don`t bother with the Eheim filter pads, I just buy the generic pads material and cut them myself.
company difficult to deal with 7/28/2012
iIhave a broken part, can not find it on line and the Eheim co. will not help, they said go on line. I do not like the green hoses. I have an 80 gal. tank with 2 filters(Easy 80) more than enough filtration , yet I still have white particles floating all around. never had this problem with previous filter. Not enough water movement , causing particles to float on top, looks like pond scum. Had to buy a wave maker. Will most likely buy brand I had before. I will say it is quiet.Because i can"t figure out why I have these white particles floating around ,I do clean the filters far more often than recommended.
Great for several jobs. 7/15/2012
I've used these on 70 gallon tanks with great results. Both tanks were saltwater (fish only).
I loaded them about 75% with Eheim's Ehfimech and ehiem cloth strips that I don't see anymore, but the fine filter pad seems to do the same job. Near the top, I would load about 3 bags of chemi pure and an Eheim mesh at the top. EVery 3 or 4 months, I'd disconnect, dump the water out of the filter, fill it with tank water that I was taking from the tank during a water change and dump it out again - a few times. Then I'd leave it empty of water, reassemble, reinstall, get the suction to fill the canister and turn it on. It handled the 70 gallon tanks very well and I also used them on larger tanks as a secondary filter. They never ran weak or had issues beyond occasionally needing a new O ring at the top of the can (every few years).
One thing to be aware of with canisters is long power outages because when it sits dormant for a number of hours, anaerobic bacteria begins to build up and that is bad news if it goes back into the tank, so it is always good (if you're using chemi pure) to have extra bags in the house. The reason is that if the power is out for long hours, it would be best to disconnect it and rinse it out before you turn it back on, so you may want to change the chemi pure while you have it opened. A 1 hour power outage is not an issue. Overall, I'm a big fan of this filter. Although it's rated at 159 gallons, I like to use equipment rated for a bigger job than I'll use it for becauseit is better to have it extra strong than just good enough or less than the job calls for. The water change and fliter clean out takes about a half hour combined and I i'd do water changes alone each month. For 3 to 4 months, I never had to touch the filter.