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Eheim

Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2217

SKU# 7644


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Regular Price: $169.99

Special Price: $149.99

Quick Overview


  • Recommended for tanks up to 160 gallon

  • Flow rate 264 GPH

  • Inlet 16/22mm Outlet 12/16mm

  • Simple and efficient design

  • Includes all media, hoses and accessories required for start up

Classic Canister Filter Plus Kit - 2217

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Details
The Eheim Classic 2217 chamber canister design allows for the greatest flexibility in media set up for biological, mechanical, chemical and absorptive filtration. The flow rate has been calculated to provide the exact balance needed between mechanical/biological long-term filtration and water circulation and oxygen enrichment, resulting in optimum conditions for successful aquarium keeping. The 2217 is suitable for aquariums up to 160 gallons and has a pump output of 264 GPH. Comes complete with media (Ehfisubtrat, Ehfimech and fine and coarse filter pads) and quick disconnect valves. The manufacturer recommends this filter for both freshwater and saltwater applications.
Additional Information
SKU 7644
MPN 2217370
UPC 720686222113
Brand Eheim
Inlet Size 16/22mm
Outlet Size 12/16mm
GPH 264 gph
Dimension 8" x 16"
Power Cord Length 6 ft
Media & Parts
Sealing Ring for 2211-2217/2313-2317/1211-1217 Sealing Ring for 2211-2217/2313-2317/1211-1217

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Shaft and Bushings for 2215/2217/2315/2317 Shaft and Bushings for 2215/2217/2315/2317

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Casings for 494 Hose - 2 pk Casings for 494 Hose - 2 pk

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Ehfimech Mechanical Filter Media - 1 L Ehfimech Mechanical Filter Media - 1 L

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Coarse Filter Pads for 2217 Canister Filter - 2 pk Coarse Filter Pads for 2217 Canister Filter - 2 pk

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Outlet Jet Pipe for 2215/2217/2250/2222-2228 Outlet Jet Pipe for 2215/2217/2250/2222-2228

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Suction Cup with Clip for 494 Hose Suction Cup with Clip for 494 Hose

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Intake Pipe for 2217/2226-2229/2026/2028 Intake Pipe for 2217/2226-2229/2026/2028

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Tubing - 594 - sold by the foot Tubing - 594 - sold by the foot

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Securing Piece for 2215/2217/1215/1217/1715/1717 Securing Piece for 2215/2217/1215/1217/1715/1717

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Carbon Filter Pads for 2217 Canister Filter - 3 pk Carbon Filter Pads for 2217 Canister Filter - 3 pk

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Fine Filter Pads for 2217 Canister Filter - 3 pk Fine Filter Pads for 2217 Canister Filter - 3 pk

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Substrat Pro Biological Filter Media - 2 L Substrat Pro Biological Filter Media - 2 L

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Threaded Inlet Elbow for 2217 Threaded Inlet Elbow for 2217

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Sealing Ring for 2217 Sealing Ring for 2217

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Double Tap with Quick-Release Coupling for 494 Hose Double Tap with Quick-Release Coupling for 494 Hose

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Double Tap with Quick-Release Coupling for 594 Hose Double Tap with Quick-Release Coupling for 594 Hose

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Impeller for 2217/2317/1217/1717 Impeller for 2217/2317/1217/1717

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Impeller Chamber Cover for 2215/2217/1215/1217 Impeller Chamber Cover for 2215/2217/1215/1217

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Spring Clips for 2211-2217 Spring Clips for 2211-2217

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Pump Head Cover for 2217/1217 Pump Head Cover for 2217/1217

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Canister for 2217 Canister for 2217

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Outlet Pipe for 494 Hose Outlet Pipe for 494 Hose

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Rubber Feet for Canister Filters - 5 pk Rubber Feet for Canister Filters - 5 pk

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Suction Cup with Clip for 594 Hose Suction Cup with Clip for 594 Hose

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Tubing - 494 - sold by the foot Tubing - 494 - sold by the foot

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EheimClassic Canister Filter with Media - 2213
 
4.5

(based on 83 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (68)
  • Effective (64)
  • Durable (59)
  • Needs little upkeep (48)
  • Easy to clean (47)

Cons

  • Messy to clean (9)
  • Not durable (5)

Best Uses

  • Large tanks (43)
  • Tropical fish (32)
  • Larger fish (31)
  • Small tanks (23)
  • Saltwater tanks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced aquarist (47), Casual fish keeper (19), Beginner (6), Long-time pet owner (5), Casual/ recreational (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome!!!

I have had fish for many years. I have had experience with only one canister filter brand, Rena Filstar and own the original XP3 and their "redesigned" XP. I have...Read complete review

I have had fish for many years. I have had experience with only one canister filter brand, Rena Filstar and own the original XP3 and their "redesigned" XP. I have issues all the time with air getting in, and then horrible impeller grinding and having to release the air by opening the canisters to force water in, then making a mess all over the floor or inside my tank's stand cabinet.

I was so tired of this so I decided to give Eheim a try, and read up on the different models and loved the design on the classic line. So I got the second to the biggest they offer-2217 and have had it set up for a month and week now. Instructions are really worthless, Youtube is the best place to find out how to install and clean the filter, though I haven't cleaned it yet. It even shows you a way to help with priming for the first time, it took me 5 minutes to get it started once I got it fully set up, so priming is not impossible. Such a smart design; water goes in from the bottom, actually GOES through all of the media, and then exits the top! I don't understand how the water filters through other filters when both the intake and output on on the top of a filter? I don't believe water pressure can ensure that the water flows through all of the media in the individual compartments either.

Another good thing about the classic series-no compartments to block flow! I also like the fact that it isn't so pressurized to "force" the water through the compartment and then shoot the water in your tank at high speeds blasting plants, fish and sand in the process. The output of this filter is a nice gentle stream of water, nothing to disturb plants or move my sand around, or agitate the water...I use the power-head for that and can control the flow to where and when I want. I want the filter to FILTER water, not race it through as fast a possible and then shoot it out.

I love the Eheim, in just a month it has done wonders for my water, my corys are breeding (and I have had them for over 7 years and they never bred before!) my water quality is crystal clear too and my fish and plants are all benefiting from the Eheim 2217.

I also love the fact that it has the "quick release" valves so that you don't have to dissasemble the whole setup upon cleaning or re-prime the system at every cleaning. My Filstar filters have a "quick release" too but I have to fight to pull it out and then to put it back in, if it isn't sitting just so on top of the filter it won't unlock or lock back in place. I have a feeling that this is where I have a lot of air getting into the canister.

The best thing is how much you will save on filter media. Eheim comes with all of the media you need, and you can really have the media indefinitely if you rinse it and take care of it well (rinse in tank water). All I would replace would possibly the finishing floss pad (white one) but I would probably get a year out of it at least. I may add a bag of Seachem Purigen to it in the future when I remove my Filstar filters, or use some Seachem Renew as a chemical filtration. Right now my chemical filtration is in my Filstar XP3.

I love the Eheim so much that I am going to get another 2217 in a month or so. I want to give enough time for a good bacterial population to grow in my current Eheim before I get rid of the 2 Filstar filters I have. Or I may not wait and just transfer the bacterial media to the new Eheim...goodbye XP3 & XP!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheap Plastic

It's quite and cycles the tank well, but the plastic is very cheap. The elbow that connects the canister to the intake hose broke while I was putting it together. It would have...Read complete review

It's quite and cycles the tank well, but the plastic is very cheap. The elbow that connects the canister to the intake hose broke while I was putting it together. It would have cost $70 or more to replace that part so I decided to buy an entire new one so I would have spare parts. So, it broke before I even got it running and I ended up paying $300 for one canister since I didn't have time to send it back to Big Al's and leave the tank with one small extra filter for two weeks. It works great and is quite, but I'm concerned that the plastic will break again while I'm doing maintenance. So, it's a good pump, but it's not durable and you have to be very careful with it.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great lil Filter, well worth the extra cost of a HOB

By 

from GTA, Ontario, Canada

About Me Casual Fish Keeper

Pros

  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Tropical Fish

    Comments about Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2213:

    46 Gal Bow Aquarium
    Very Quite and small foot print, easy to hide in my stand. Green hose is not the most attractive, hope I can replace it with clear colour hose. The biggest con was the Mfg assembly instructions...totally useless...thank goodness I found the Big Al's video tutorial...what a time saver that was...otherwise it would have been going back...but with the video we got it up and running and it works great. Thanks Big Al :-)

     
    4.0

    Awsome Filter For The Price

    By 

    from Toronto

    About Me Casual Fish Keeper

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Effective
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Larger Fish
      • Large Tanks
      • Small Tanks
      • Tropical Fish

      Comments about Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2213:

      First Few hours of running this and so far so good! takes a little time to set up but once your done its pretty great can't beat the price!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Filter,Big Als is awsome

      By 

      from Virginia

      About Me Experienced Aquarist

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean
      • Effective
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2217:

          I am using this filter on my discus tank, 44g pentagon.. My Internal Top Fin 40 filters which I had 2 of weren't able to keep up with the bio load. and got dirty way too quickly.

          I decided to try a canister filter and Eheim was my first.. I did a lot of research of other brands and came back to eheim because of the quality. These filters are a tad on the high price but have you ever heard the saying you pay more in the long run if you buy cheap.

          Its been running for about 7 days now.. No leaks.. was a tad difficult to hook up because the instruction booklet sucks.. but once you know how to do it its easy.. It has SOO much bio media in it.. Puts any kind of Hang of back filter or internal to shame.

          Its very quiet.. although noisier then bother of the internal filter it replaced.. but its just motor noise not impeller noise.. It deff isn't dead silent like some people claim.. They apparently don't know what quiet means.. Im going to take it out of my stand as I think the hollow stand just makes an Auditorium for the filter to be louder. Its in my bedroom.. So yes im picky on noise lol.

          Big al's this is the first time I ordered from them.. I will continue to order from them after this. They were the cheapest online retailer for this filter and shipping was free.. They shipped it the next day after my order and I got it in 2 days.. WITH their free shipping..

          My only complaint is they have limited shipping options.. no 2 day or 1 day or whatever.. But I cant complain lol free shipping and getting in it 2 days is simply awesome.. Thanks so much Big al

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          2217 vs. 60 gal

          By 

          from USA

          About Me Experienced Aquarist

          Pros

            Cons

            • Loud
            • Messy To Clean
            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

            • Small Tanks

            Comments about Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2217:

            I know this series of Eheim canister filters has quite a large following, but in my 30+ years of fish keeping this 2217 has been the worst canister filter I've ever used. I am one of those guys that has to try everything out. Most recently I have been keeping a 60 gallons tank with 2 medium sized oscars. This filter could NOT keep up with the load. Previous to this filter I used a Fluval 406 and a cheep Odysea with good results. This Eheim was on the tank for 6 months and barely keep up with the ammonia and nitrite levels, but would never clear up the water. I went to a Marineland C360 last week and the water is perfect again. I don't know what it is about these old school Eheim 2200 series that everyone likes, but I DO NOT recommend.

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Quick Shipping,Terrible Customer Service

            By 

            from USA

            About Me Experienced Aquarist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2213:

                  Fantastic Product once you receive one that isn't rattling. Had to work directly with Eheim.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Cannot beat this filter

                  By 

                  from Buffalo, NY

                  About Me Experienced Aquarist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Effective
                  • Quiet
                  • Set Up Is Easy

                  Cons

                  • Fine Filter Pad Clogs Eas

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Tanks
                  • Tropical Fish

                  Comments about Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2215:

                  The product is great, I removed the fine filter pad because it was clogging too easy in my planted aquarium. Otherwise I have had 0 issues to date

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Cichlids happy and so am I!

                  By 

                  from OK

                  About Me Aquarium Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Effective
                  • Quiet
                  • Works Great No Leaks

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Larger Fish
                    • Large Tanks

                    Comments about Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2217:

                    Very very quiet! easy to setup if you watch youtube video. This was my first canister filter and had it up and running in 20 minutes. Great product.

                     
                    4.0

                    A Great Filter

                    By 

                    from Studio City, CA

                    About Me Experienced Aquarist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Clean
                    • Effective
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                    • Outlet Issues

                    Best Uses

                    • Planted tanks
                    • Tropical Fish

                    Comments about Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2213:

                    I have purchased 3 of these filters and I would not hesitate to purchase another one. It's a very simple and easy to use / maintain design and my tanks are always sparkling. I use one in my for my 10 gallon African Dwarf frog tank, and 1 for my ADA 60P (19 gal) planted tank. The best feature is the 2 quick disconnect couplings that you can place any where along the hoses for you inlet AND outlet. It allows you to remove the filter without draining the water in the rest of the system so when reconnected you just open the valves and start it up without priming. It also makes easy work of cleaning the intake supply or the outlet supply if you don't need a major cleaning. I would not use any canister filter that did not have this feature, it's really that much a convenience.

                    The very first 2213 I purchased was used and it was made in Germany, but I ended up buying a whole new filter because it was cheaper then buying parts I needed separately. The last 2 I purchased are made in China, and though they are just as quiet and are equal in GPH, I have had problems with the outlet connector cracking prematurely on two separate units - so that is why only 4 stars. Big Al's was great in taking care of the warranty so no issues there. I do make a practice of keeping canister filters in some kind of container in case leaking occurs and would recommend this as a standard practice for any canister filter, just for the potential implications when things don't go the way they are supposed to.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product, easy installation

                    By 

                    from Galveston County, Texas

                    About Me Casual Fish Keeper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Clean
                    • Effective
                    • Needs Little Upkeep
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Tanks
                      • Small Tanks
                      • Tropical Fish

                      Comments about Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2213:

                      I installed this in a 55 gal. community tank which has serpae tetras, rainbow shark, barbed platys and fancy guppys. This does a great job of filtering, runs so quiet you have to put your hand over the outlet tube to make sure its running and it was easy to set up.

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Eheim 2215, cheaply made and worthless

                      By 

                      from houston, tx

                      About Me Experienced Aquarist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Flimsy
                      • None

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy
                      • Not Durable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2215:

                        The attachment tabs on the motor head were broken off on the original unit as well as the replacement Big A's sent me.

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                        • Classic Canister Filter with Valve Set - 2262

                          Q:

                          is the eheim 2262 compatible with 220v/240v 50hz??
                          Asked on 11/14/2014 by Guyver from Australia

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                            A:

                            No, all products we sell are 110v/120v for use in North America.

                            Answered on 11/17/2014 by Anonymous
                        • Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2213

                          Q:

                          Are the physical sizes the same on the 2213,15 and 17 Eheim classic series EG: canister size?
                          Asked on 11/11/2014 by the guy from Langley, British Columbia

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                            A:

                            No, they are all different sizes/diameters.

                            Answered on 11/13/2014 by Anonymous
                        • Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2213

                          Q:

                          will the filter head cover pn 7632500 work on the model 2211 pump? the water fitting has broken off.
                          Asked on 8/11/2014 by bill from kentucky

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                            A:

                            No, it will not fit. You need PN# 7632000, which is our SKU#7391 for the 2211 Motor Cover.

                            Answered on 8/18/2014 by Josh L
                        • Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2217

                          Q:

                          How often I have to renew the filtering materials? Also, I would like to know if this filter works for turtles and how often I have to change the water in the tank?
                          Asked on 8/1/2014 by egilliomeina from Saskatoon, CANADA

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                            A:

                            Please call our call center at 1-888-824-4257 for full instructions on the maintenance of the Eheim Classic Series filter. Please note that you will have the same issue with every canister filter available when being used for turtles. Most turtle aquariums are not filled to the rim and the lower the water level the more back pressure created.

                            Answered on 8/8/2014 by Josh L
                        • Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2211

                          Q:

                          Does the 2211 come with everything needed to get started.
                          Asked on 5/30/2014 by Ryan

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                            A:

                            Yes, the Eheim 2211 comes plug and play and with sufficient media to get you started. If you wish to use carbon in the unit then you will need to purchase it as the unit doesn't come with any carbon.

                            Answered on 8/8/2014 by Josh L
                        • Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2217

                          Q:

                          Does the 2217 come with filter back media to put some of my old canister pebbles in it?
                          Asked on 2/23/2014 by tito

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            The 2217 comes with enough media to get it started . Please call at 1-888-824-4257 to go over your options.

                            Answered on 2/24/2014 by Josh L
                        • Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2217

                          Q:

                          How long is the manufacturer's warranty?
                          Asked on 9/9/2013 by Tammy

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                            A:

                            The manufacturer's warranty is for 3 years from the date of purchase. Please note that wear and tear items such as impellers, sealing gaskets, and such are not covered.

                            Answered on 9/12/2013 by Josh L
                        • Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2215

                          Q:

                          Does the 2215 and 2217 come with the media basket like the 2213?
                          Asked on 5/24/2013 by Bob

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            No, unfortunately it does not come with a media basket.

                            Answered on 5/28/2013 by Josh L
                        • Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2213

                          Q:

                          With the 2213 EHEIM, does anything else need to be purchased to get it up and running? When it says it measures 6.3", does that include the tube that sticks out on the one bottom side?
                          Asked on 3/5/2013 by mariah from british columbia, CA

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                            A:

                            The dimensions are an approximate and it is also taking into the consideration the elbow that sticks out at the bottom of the canister for the intake. The unit comes complete with everything that you will need to get the filter started including: All media, tubing, quick disconnects, and intake/exhaust attachments.

                            Answered on 3/6/2013 by Josh L
                        • Classic Canister Filter with Media - 2215

                          Q:

                          Does this come with the double tap valve or must it be purchased separately?
                          Asked on 11/18/2012 by J

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Double tap valves are included with the 2213, 2215 and 2217 Classic series canister filters.

                            Answered on 1/15/2013 by Thomas B
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