• EHEIM Classic Canister Filter 2213, Classic 250 - PetOverstock
  • EHEIM Classic Canister Filter 2213, Classic 250 - PetOverstock
EHEIM Classic Canister Filter 2213, Classic 250 - PetOverstock
EHEIM Classic Canister Filter 2213, Classic 250 - PetOverstock

EHEIM Classic Canister Filter 2213, Classic 250 - PetOverstock

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  • Permo-elastic silicon sealing ring fixed on the pump head for easy and safe closing after cleaning
  • Equipped with filter sponges and/or loose filter media
  • Accessories included: spray bar, inlet pipe, hose and installation accessories
  • Comes complete with filter media (EHEIM Mech & Substrat Pro) and valves
  • Permo-elastic silicon sealing ring fixed on the pump head for easy and safe closing after cleaning
  • Equipped with filter sponges and/or loose filter media
  • Accessories included: spray bar, inlet pipe, hose and installation accessories
  • Comes complete with filter media (EHEIM Mech & Substrat Pro) and valves
  • Comes complete with filter media (EHEIM Mech & Substrat Pro) and valves

Customer Reviews

Works great! Awesome filter and according to the interwebz it's "the best". I would give it 5 stars but the equipment is really ugly(replaced inflow and outflow with glass) and instructions are terrible. This is my first filter and I had no idea what I was doing. I had to go on youtube to find out how to assemble the thing. Even then, the majority of "How-to" videos I watched left out a huge chunk of the necessary steps, mainly, how to cut and attach the hoses. Search for "How to Set Up & Install the Eheim 2217 Classic Canister Filter | Big Al's". Good luck! 4A few problems, but otherwise good. Two problems right away with the item that was delivered.1. The packaging during shipment leaves a LOT to be desired. Although shipped inside an Amazon box, since there was no padding a piece of plastic meant to hold one of the clips for the top of the filter was busted through the filter box and broken off.2. The item I received was clearly a returned item and was missing pieces. If it wasn't a time-sensitive need to get this setup I would have returned it for a replacement.Aside from those initial snags...The setup of this filter is really straight-forward. The included media is wholly contained, so there's no extra time needed to unpackage each media item, rinse and install like other canister filters. Just rinse and set into the can.The attachment of the lid is really simple. Even with the broken plastic piece when the item arrived, the way the clips are designed means I am still able to secure the lid confidently.I was initially concerned by the amount of hose included since other reviews had complained about that as well, but it proved to be more than enough and I even have left-over. That being said, my setup is a little unique as the tank is only 9" tall, and the canister filter is stored just two feet below that. I also have an inline heater which adds significant length to the return.What I really like about this filter is how easy it is to customize it. My tank is 36" x 9" x 8", so the spray bar that comes with is way too long to mount on the side of the tank. Since the pipe isn't brittle, it's really easy to shorten using a Dremel. I also drilled additional holes in the spray bar to make sure shortening the bar didn't unnecessarily increase the force of the spray. Secondarily, the intake pipe is too long too for the height of my tank, so I shortened that as needed with the Dremel.Coming from being spoiled by self-priming canister filters I did have a brief WTF moment when turning this on. But it's a super-simple process to create a vacuum through the intake tube by sucking on the end until it fills with water, close the end, reattach to the filter, then open back up and turn the filter on. Good to go.As far as noise... I *think* it's whisper quiet... I can't hear it over the noise of my Whisper brand air pumps. lolSo far I'm pretty satisfied. The shipping issue definitely needs to be addressed, and quality control on screening return items before reshipping them will go a long way to prevent more people from unnecessarily re-returning those items or leaving bad reviews. 3Buy before you put fish in tank The pics below are from the first one I received that was broke in multiple places. Would give you 5 stars but I lost fish in the process of getting this filter.. lots of broken parts on the first one I received.. I will have to say that once the second I got was hooked up and running it looks pretty good for just the first 24 alone. Tried foam and no where near as good. I'll be ordering two more for different tanks if it keeps this up. 4Eheim pro 4 250 is superior in every way and hardly more expensive I changed my rating from 4 to two stars after using this for a few months and then buying an eheim pro 4 250. They are too similar in price and the pro 4 250 is superior in every way that I cannot recommend the 150 to anyone, unless they need a low flow rate for a 5 gallon tank or less.This (pro 4 250) has the following benefits over the non-pro 150:- Easier to clean due to how the hoses mechanism is designed, and how you pull the trays up and out of the filter. No drops of water all over the place.- Much higher flow rate. This is expected, but keep in mind the price difference is negligible. Now that I've owned an eheim 150, I would never put it in anything over a 10 gallon tank even though it says its rated for 40 gallons. It's just not true if you need decent flow.- Priming pump. My god, this saves so much pain when starting your filter back up after cleaning.- A flow rate lever in the front top.- The ability to bypass the white filter when it's clogged and you are waiting for a new one. This is a dial knob.- An all in one heater of you get the "t" version (250t). You dont have to hang one in your tank. Very useful if you're going for the sleek rimless look in your tank 25-Star filter but desperately needs better instruction book! One of the best canister filters available, but it comes with horrible instructions! Everyone seems to have a problem priming this so here is how I did it. Some will tell you to suck on the outflow tube; however...you can also prime it without sucking on the tube. Here's how: You set the canister in the sink with the filter media basket in it and fill it with de-chlorinated water until it is to the point of overflowing (with the valves closed). You will see some water partially fill the intake pipe (the lower one). Then you attach the power head (the topmost part that contains the motor) and secure it with the clips. You then carry the unit to where it will remain while filtering the aquarium and attach both the intake and outflow lines. Then turn the power on, i.e. plug it in the power outlet. It takes a few minutes, and it does makes some noise while priming due to the fact that there is still some air in the lines, but it will eventually become whisper quiet when there is no more air in the lines. Then you have successfully set up your awesome German Eheim filter!Eheim makes the best aquarium equipment and I can't believe that they slipped up so seriously on the instructions that come with the filter, The instructions are just about useless. Go on you tube and there are a plethora of videos that will show you how to set it up. Don't waste time with the included instructions.Come on Eheim!!! Write a better instruction booklet with this one. I love your products, but this was a horrible instruction book. 5Like It For The Most Part I been using this filter for almost two years for a 55 gallon tank and like it for the most part. A little under powered for this size of tank and needed to buy a small air pump to power two airstones to get enough water circulation. I found the Eheim filter pads to be too expensive and just bought generic filter pads. I cut them to size and they work great. After a big snail die off caused my tank to get cloudy and smelly, I did a water flush and added both purigen and activate charcoal in filter bags into the filter after about a year of fiddling around this thing. Now I get crystal clear water.Priming can get frustrating and found the best thing to do is to fill the canister and all the tubes with water after clearing both and turning the filter back on. I also had the problem of the water flow slowing down which is usually fixed by cleaning the tubes along with the filter with a long tube brush. I do this every other month.The filter is super quiet and would probably be perfect for a 10 to 20 gallon tank for you may need to get a bigger filter for a larger capacity tank. 4The greatest filter made. No joke, these are the best you can get The only canister filter I use. Yes, there are more fancy and maybe a little better, but for the price and maintenance these cannot be beat.Since they are round, they are super simple to keep up. Replacement pads are cheap and easy to get (Or make yourself) You will save over the cost of the other canisters in just a year.Super quiet. New ones may have a little rattle (or may develop one over time) It is such a simple fix. Just add some silicon grease (Food Grade) to the ceramic shaft. Problem solved.As I said, they are super simple and ease to fix and keep up. Making these the only filter that I use. (I have 3 running, and one is over 5 years old)Biggest advise is get some long cleaning brushes. Number one problem and complaint is that they stop working. Not true! They are just plugged up with grime and algae. (Mostly in the piping) Get one... Learn how to tear it apart completely, and learn how to keep it clean. You will never go wrong. 5Needs an update on features Update: I hate this thing..1. Priming it is a pain.. sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't2. No baskets, so the media and filters are just in there which makes maintenance much more difficult than it has to be since the filters are on the bottom first.3. intake tube on the bottom is very fragile and mine leaks a little already4. tubes are incredibly stiff and not bendy, I'm not even a fan of the green they chose, black would've been much sleeker5. for the amount of "features" you get, it's rather priceyMy biggest issue is the maintenance. The provided bio media is little spheres but you have to pour them all out just to clean the filter pads on the bottom. This is not efficient at all since the pads need to be changed often while the bio media is probably good for far longer (unless they get clogged). What they should do is have a basket and a stacking system so that you can take out the bio media, change the pads and put the basket right back in. I'm looking into getting the new Fluval 07 series, so many useful features that just make more sense.I've always used HOB or internal filters due to their lower costs, but I decided to spring for this for a cleaner look inside the tank.The filter is quiet and efficient but prep work and maintenance is a bit of a pain. The filter does not have baskets so media is free floating on top of each other. To reach the bottom and cleaning out a bunch of loose media gets a bit messy. Priming it can also get difficult since it does NOT have a priming button unlike many other canisters out there.The tubing is also very stiff. They have to be attached to the 2 small plastic inlet/outlets. Not sure about long term durability in this regard. The lower inlet sticks up at a 90 degree angle and I can imagine people easily snapping it off by accident during maintenance or when they relocate the filter.When full, the filter is quite heavy so definitely position your tubes and plan where you will place it prior to turning it on and completing set up. Getting top piece off which contains the motor is also a chore. There is no simple way other than to twist and pull off with force. (tip: When the you change water and you're trying to remove motor lid, turn OPEN the valve to release the internal pressure, otherwise it's almost impossible to remove the top. Then twist and pull slowly.) 1Good filter, but there's a trick to it... When I first got this filter, it made an AMAZING difference in my 20-gallon tank, turning the water crystal clear within just a few hours. But after a few weeks, the water started to go a bit yellowish again and the filter flow had slowed down to a trickle, even when I cleaned it. After a couple of months, it didn't seem very effective at all, and I went to my local fish store to look at new filters. The guy at the store asked if I was using the circular white "polishing" filter pad that came with the Eheim. I said I was, and he told me that the white pad should only be used if you're the kind of tank-obsessed person who cleans the filter every few days. Otherwise, because it's so fine, it gets clogged up with gunk fairly quickly and restricts water flow, so that the whole filter becomes less effective after a few days. He suggested removing the white pad and adding a 2nd coarse filter pad. I did that, and the filter has been working really well in the 4 months or so since. It keeps the water nice, doesn't leak, and is reasonably easy to clean. I'd give it 5 stars, except that I would have appreciated some better instructions that explained what I just mentioned above. If I hadn't encountered such an honest salesman at my local store, I would have gotten rid of it. 4Love The 2215 I was looking for a quiet canister due to placement. The 2215 canister is extremely quiet, so quiet that it cannot be heard running. I have a 20g long community tank and bought this with the intention of upgrading some day. Two of my fish are female Bettas, so I knew it would be a challenge due to the 2215 being an oversized filter for a 20g long and Bettas liking calmer water.The flow issue was easily solved by slightly enlarging the spray bar holes (with a nail-by hand), angling them slightly toward one side of the tank and adding a small hole in the rubber stopper at the end of the spray bar. The spray bar is positioned along the back wall, about an inch under the water line, facing slightly upwards, just so the water breaks the surface to oxygenate the water. It left a part of the tank with calmer water for the Bettas and that is the side the intake is on, so the tank is circulated properly.This was my first canister and the set up directions were a bit confusing but there are plenty of YouTube videos that helped me tremendously, so set up ended up being fairly easy.The enclosed media works great and my tank is crystal clear. I clean the canister once a month by using 3 buckets with a gallon of tank water in each, one bucket for each biological media and the 3rd bucket for the pads. I change the finishing pad once a month but nothing else. I don't use the carbon as I have a planted tank but that is just a personal preference.The canister only needed to be primed the first time and I love that! I unplug it, immediately turn off the ball valve on the intake and output lines, so the canister holds the prime. Then shut down the other 2 ball valves and disconnect the canister with the quick disconnects. Before opening the top of the canister, take it to the sink, open both valves to relieve pressure so the top comes off easily. Clean, close ball valves, reassemble.Hooking it back up after cleaning....attach the quick disconnects, take the spray out of the tank (do not open ball valves yet and do not disconnect spray bar from output line or plug in canister), hold the spray bar in a five gallon bucket and open all 4 ball valves until the lines fill up. Then plug filter in and let about a gallon or so of water flow into the bucket first to let anything that may have dislodged from the filter media run in to the bucket instead of running into your tank (I learned this the hard way). Then unplug, shut off the ball valves, put spray bar back in tank, open all ball valves and plug in. Crystal clear water will then flow in to your tank.Bottom line is, I love this canister and can't recommend it enough. No leaks, no noise, easy to clean and keeps the tank sparkling clean. 5
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Works great! Awesome filter and according to the interwebz it's "the best". I would give it 5 stars but the equipment is really ugly(replaced inflow and outflow with glass) and instructions are terrible. This is my first filter and I had no idea what I was doing. I had to go on youtube to find out how to assemble the thing. Even then, the majority of "How-to" videos I watched left out a huge chunk of the necessary steps, mainly, how to cut and attach the hoses. Search for "How to Set Up & Install the Eheim 2217 Classic Canister Filter | Big Al's". Good luck! 4A few problems, but otherwise good. Two problems right away with the item that was delivered.1. The packaging during shipment leaves a LOT to be desired. Although shipped inside an Amazon box, since there was no padding a piece of plastic meant to hold one of the clips for the top of the filter was busted through the filter box and broken off.2. The item I received was clearly a returned item and was missing pieces. If it wasn't a time-sensitive need to get this setup I would have returned it for a replacement.Aside from those initial snags...The setup of this filter is really straight-forward. The included media is wholly contained, so there's no extra time needed to unpackage each media item, rinse and install like other canister filters. Just rinse and set into the can.The attachment of the lid is really simple. Even with the broken plastic piece when the item arrived, the way the clips are designed means I am still able to secure the lid confidently.I was initially concerned by the amount of hose included since other reviews had complained about that as well, but it proved to be more than enough and I even have left-over. That being said, my setup is a little unique as the tank is only 9" tall, and the canister filter is stored just two feet below that. I also have an inline heater which adds significant length to the return.What I really like about this filter is how easy it is to customize it. My tank is 36" x 9" x 8", so the spray bar that comes with is way too long to mount on the side of the tank. Since the pipe isn't brittle, it's really easy to shorten using a Dremel. I also drilled additional holes in the spray bar to make sure shortening the bar didn't unnecessarily increase the force of the spray. Secondarily, the intake pipe is too long too for the height of my tank, so I shortened that as needed with the Dremel.Coming from being spoiled by self-priming canister filters I did have a brief WTF moment when turning this on. But it's a super-simple process to create a vacuum through the intake tube by sucking on the end until it fills with water, close the end, reattach to the filter, then open back up and turn the filter on. Good to go.As far as noise... I *think* it's whisper quiet... I can't hear it over the noise of my Whisper brand air pumps. lolSo far I'm pretty satisfied. The shipping issue definitely needs to be addressed, and quality control on screening return items before reshipping them will go a long way to prevent more people from unnecessarily re-returning those items or leaving bad reviews. 3Buy before you put fish in tank The pics below are from the first one I received that was broke in multiple places. Would give you 5 stars but I lost fish in the process of getting this filter.. lots of broken parts on the first one I received.. I will have to say that once the second I got was hooked up and running it looks pretty good for just the first 24 alone. Tried foam and no where near as good. I'll be ordering two more for different tanks if it keeps this up. 4Eheim pro 4 250 is superior in every way and hardly more expensive I changed my rating from 4 to two stars after using this for a few months and then buying an eheim pro 4 250. They are too similar in price and the pro 4 250 is superior in every way that I cannot recommend the 150 to anyone, unless they need a low flow rate for a 5 gallon tank or less.This (pro 4 250) has the following benefits over the non-pro 150:- Easier to clean due to how the hoses mechanism is designed, and how you pull the trays up and out of the filter. No drops of water all over the place.- Much higher flow rate. This is expected, but keep in mind the price difference is negligible. Now that I've owned an eheim 150, I would never put it in anything over a 10 gallon tank even though it says its rated for 40 gallons. It's just not true if you need decent flow.- Priming pump. My god, this saves so much pain when starting your filter back up after cleaning.- A flow rate lever in the front top.- The ability to bypass the white filter when it's clogged and you are waiting for a new one. This is a dial knob.- An all in one heater of you get the "t" version (250t). You dont have to hang one in your tank. Very useful if you're going for the sleek rimless look in your tank 25-Star filter but desperately needs better instruction book! One of the best canister filters available, but it comes with horrible instructions! Everyone seems to have a problem priming this so here is how I did it. Some will tell you to suck on the outflow tube; however...you can also prime it without sucking on the tube. Here's how: You set the canister in the sink with the filter media basket in it and fill it with de-chlorinated water until it is to the point of overflowing (with the valves closed). You will see some water partially fill the intake pipe (the lower one). Then you attach the power head (the topmost part that contains the motor) and secure it with the clips. You then carry the unit to where it will remain while filtering the aquarium and attach both the intake and outflow lines. Then turn the power on, i.e. plug it in the power outlet. It takes a few minutes, and it does makes some noise while priming due to the fact that there is still some air in the lines, but it will eventually become whisper quiet when there is no more air in the lines. Then you have successfully set up your awesome German Eheim filter!Eheim makes the best aquarium equipment and I can't believe that they slipped up so seriously on the instructions that come with the filter, The instructions are just about useless. Go on you tube and there are a plethora of videos that will show you how to set it up. Don't waste time with the included instructions.Come on Eheim!!! Write a better instruction booklet with this one. I love your products, but this was a horrible instruction book. 5Like It For The Most Part I been using this filter for almost two years for a 55 gallon tank and like it for the most part. A little under powered for this size of tank and needed to buy a small air pump to power two airstones to get enough water circulation. I found the Eheim filter pads to be too expensive and just bought generic filter pads. I cut them to size and they work great. After a big snail die off caused my tank to get cloudy and smelly, I did a water flush and added both purigen and activate charcoal in filter bags into the filter after about a year of fiddling around this thing. Now I get crystal clear water.Priming can get frustrating and found the best thing to do is to fill the canister and all the tubes with water after clearing both and turning the filter back on. I also had the problem of the water flow slowing down which is usually fixed by cleaning the tubes along with the filter with a long tube brush. I do this every other month.The filter is super quiet and would probably be perfect for a 10 to 20 gallon tank for you may need to get a bigger filter for a larger capacity tank. 4The greatest filter made. No joke, these are the best you can get The only canister filter I use. Yes, there are more fancy and maybe a little better, but for the price and maintenance these cannot be beat.Since they are round, they are super simple to keep up. Replacement pads are cheap and easy to get (Or make yourself) You will save over the cost of the other canisters in just a year.Super quiet. New ones may have a little rattle (or may develop one over time) It is such a simple fix. Just add some silicon grease (Food Grade) to the ceramic shaft. Problem solved.As I said, they are super simple and ease to fix and keep up. Making these the only filter that I use. (I have 3 running, and one is over 5 years old)Biggest advise is get some long cleaning brushes. Number one problem and complaint is that they stop working. Not true! They are just plugged up with grime and algae. (Mostly in the piping) Get one... Learn how to tear it apart completely, and learn how to keep it clean. You will never go wrong. 5Needs an update on features Update: I hate this thing..1. Priming it is a pain.. sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't2. No baskets, so the media and filters are just in there which makes maintenance much more difficult than it has to be since the filters are on the bottom first.3. intake tube on the bottom is very fragile and mine leaks a little already4. tubes are incredibly stiff and not bendy, I'm not even a fan of the green they chose, black would've been much sleeker5. for the amount of "features" you get, it's rather priceyMy biggest issue is the maintenance. The provided bio media is little spheres but you have to pour them all out just to clean the filter pads on the bottom. This is not efficient at all since the pads need to be changed often while the bio media is probably good for far longer (unless they get clogged). What they should do is have a basket and a stacking system so that you can take out the bio media, change the pads and put the basket right back in. I'm looking into getting the new Fluval 07 series, so many useful features that just make more sense.I've always used HOB or internal filters due to their lower costs, but I decided to spring for this for a cleaner look inside the tank.The filter is quiet and efficient but prep work and maintenance is a bit of a pain. The filter does not have baskets so media is free floating on top of each other. To reach the bottom and cleaning out a bunch of loose media gets a bit messy. Priming it can also get difficult since it does NOT have a priming button unlike many other canisters out there.The tubing is also very stiff. They have to be attached to the 2 small plastic inlet/outlets. Not sure about long term durability in this regard. The lower inlet sticks up at a 90 degree angle and I can imagine people easily snapping it off by accident during maintenance or when they relocate the filter.When full, the filter is quite heavy so definitely position your tubes and plan where you will place it prior to turning it on and completing set up. Getting top piece off which contains the motor is also a chore. There is no simple way other than to twist and pull off with force. (tip: When the you change water and you're trying to remove motor lid, turn OPEN the valve to release the internal pressure, otherwise it's almost impossible to remove the top. Then twist and pull slowly.) 1Good filter, but there's a trick to it... When I first got this filter, it made an AMAZING difference in my 20-gallon tank, turning the water crystal clear within just a few hours. But after a few weeks, the water started to go a bit yellowish again and the filter flow had slowed down to a trickle, even when I cleaned it. After a couple of months, it didn't seem very effective at all, and I went to my local fish store to look at new filters. The guy at the store asked if I was using the circular white "polishing" filter pad that came with the Eheim. I said I was, and he told me that the white pad should only be used if you're the kind of tank-obsessed person who cleans the filter every few days. Otherwise, because it's so fine, it gets clogged up with gunk fairly quickly and restricts water flow, so that the whole filter becomes less effective after a few days. He suggested removing the white pad and adding a 2nd coarse filter pad. I did that, and the filter has been working really well in the 4 months or so since. It keeps the water nice, doesn't leak, and is reasonably easy to clean. I'd give it 5 stars, except that I would have appreciated some better instructions that explained what I just mentioned above. If I hadn't encountered such an honest salesman at my local store, I would have gotten rid of it. 4Love The 2215 I was looking for a quiet canister due to placement. The 2215 canister is extremely quiet, so quiet that it cannot be heard running. I have a 20g long community tank and bought this with the intention of upgrading some day. Two of my fish are female Bettas, so I knew it would be a challenge due to the 2215 being an oversized filter for a 20g long and Bettas liking calmer water.The flow issue was easily solved by slightly enlarging the spray bar holes (with a nail-by hand), angling them slightly toward one side of the tank and adding a small hole in the rubber stopper at the end of the spray bar. The spray bar is positioned along the back wall, about an inch under the water line, facing slightly upwards, just so the water breaks the surface to oxygenate the water. It left a part of the tank with calmer water for the Bettas and that is the side the intake is on, so the tank is circulated properly.This was my first canister and the set up directions were a bit confusing but there are plenty of YouTube videos that helped me tremendously, so set up ended up being fairly easy.The enclosed media works great and my tank is crystal clear. I clean the canister once a month by using 3 buckets with a gallon of tank water in each, one bucket for each biological media and the 3rd bucket for the pads. I change the finishing pad once a month but nothing else. I don't use the carbon as I have a planted tank but that is just a personal preference.The canister only needed to be primed the first time and I love that! I unplug it, immediately turn off the ball valve on the intake and output lines, so the canister holds the prime. Then shut down the other 2 ball valves and disconnect the canister with the quick disconnects. Before opening the top of the canister, take it to the sink, open both valves to relieve pressure so the top comes off easily. Clean, close ball valves, reassemble.Hooking it back up after cleaning....attach the quick disconnects, take the spray out of the tank (do not open ball valves yet and do not disconnect spray bar from output line or plug in canister), hold the spray bar in a five gallon bucket and open all 4 ball valves until the lines fill up. Then plug filter in and let about a gallon or so of water flow into the bucket first to let anything that may have dislodged from the filter media run in to the bucket instead of running into your tank (I learned this the hard way). Then unplug, shut off the ball valves, put spray bar back in tank, open all ball valves and plug in. Crystal clear water will then flow in to your tank.Bottom line is, I love this canister and can't recommend it enough. No leaks, no noise, easy to clean and keeps the tank sparkling clean. 5
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