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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:21 pm Post subject: HELP....EHEIM 2217... CONFUSING Reply with quote

 GOT  MY  EHEIM  2217  CLASSIC  TODAY........  I  WANT  TO  CHECK  WHETHER  I  HAVE  SUPPLIED  WITH  ALL  THE  FILTERS...  WHEN  I  OPEN  IT  I  CAN  SEE  ONLY  A  BLACK  COLOUR  PAD....  SHALL  I  LIFT  IT  AND  VERIFY  WATZ  INSIDE....  ANY  CAUTIONS  TO  TAKE...  WATZ  SHOULD  BE  THERE  ACTUALLY  INSIDE  A  EHEIM  2217  CLASSIC  EXTERNAL  CANISTER  FILTER...  MORE  OVER  MY  TANK  NOT  READY  YET..  HOW  CAN  I  CHECK  WHETHER  IT  IS  WORKING  FINE?  2217  USERS  AND  EXPERTS  PLZ  HELP  ME  OUE.......  Confused   Help   Help
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:35 pm Post subject: Re: HELP....EHEIM 2217... CONFUSING Reply with quote

 There  will  be   a  black  pad,  a  green  hard  plastic  mesh,  then  a  white  pad,  then  5-6  blue  pads,  finally  another  green  hard  plastic  mesh  in  this  order  top  to  bottom.
 
 In  case  you  discard  the  black  pad  remember  the  green  hard  plastic  mesh  must  always  come  on  top  of  the  white  pad.
 
 Fill  a  bucket  full  of  water  keep  it  on  a  table  and  check  your  filter.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:48 pm Post subject: Re: HELP....EHEIM 2217... CONFUSING Reply with quote

 Apart  from  the  filter  media   Madan  sir  told  u  abt  there  should  be  Spray  Bar  For  out  flow  tube  and  Inflow  Tube  which  should  be  included  in  the  with  some  Eheim   Pipe  .....
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:48 pm Post subject: Re: HELP....EHEIM 2217... CONFUSING Reply with quote

 Thank  you  madan...But  the  manual  says  it  should  have  coarse  2x,  fine  3x,  carbon  3x,  mech  5l,  and  substrat  pro  5l,  ..........  where  are  those  items  in  my  filter???
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:52 pm Post subject: Re: HELP....EHEIM 2217... CONFUSING Reply with quote

 One  more  question.......  Is  this  2217  filter  enough  for  my  3x2x2ft  tank........  or  should  i  add  any  additional  filter  for  it?  i  am  planning  a  cichlid  setup.......plz  suggest....
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:12 pm Post subject: Re: HELP....EHEIM 2217... CONFUSING Reply with quote

                                                   
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Thank  you  madan...But  the  manual  says  it  should  have  coarse  2x,  fine  3x,  carbon  3x,  mech  5l,  and  substrat  pro  5l,  ..........  where  are  those  items  in  my  filter???                

 
 You'll  have  to  buy  this  stated  configuration  of  media  separately.
 
 What  I  told  you  is  the  media  that  you  will  get  with  a  new  filter.
 
 Yes  this  filter  will  do  for  your  tank.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:13 pm Post subject: Re: HELP....EHEIM 2217... CONFUSING Reply with quote

 its  enough  for  your  3ftr  cichlid  setup   there  is  one  change  you  can  make  just  add  some  Bio  media  like  Bio  Balls  or  Ceramic  Rings  by  removing   1-2  Blue  Filter  pads  ........
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:18 pm Post subject: Re: HELP....EHEIM 2217... CONFUSING Reply with quote

 The  Standard  contents  of  the  filter  is  as  mentioned  by  Madan,  the  rest  of  the  stuff  like  substrate  pro  etc  you  need  to  buy  separately.
 
 You  can  keep  2-3  of  the  blue  pads  aside  and  fill  that  space  up  with  Ceramic  Rings  for  biological  filteration,  the  diagarm  for  placing  the  different  media  is  on  the  Eheim  Box  itself.
 
 Yes  the  filter  should  be  enough  for  your  tank.
 
 Also  check  if  you  have  got  the  double  taps  along  with  your  filter
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:39 pm Post subject: Re: HELP....EHEIM 2217... CONFUSING Reply with quote

 thank  u  friends  for  clarifying  my  doubts......  
 
 by  the  way....  seetharam,  i  got  two  of  them  one  big  and  one  small,  whats  the  use  of  double  tap??
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:14 pm Post subject: Re: HELP....EHEIM 2217... CONFUSING Reply with quote

 The  Big  one  will  be  for  the  Intake  and  Small  one  for  the  outlet,  the  double  taps  enables  easy  maintainance  of  the  filter.  You  just  need  to  close  the  double  taps  and  open  the  joint.  Then  you  can  easily  remove  the  filter  without  taking  out  the  Inlet  and  Outlet  from  the  aquarium.
 
 Note:  The  double  taps  are  connected  in  between  the  inletpipe  and  the  filter  inlet  and  similar  for  the  outlet,  so  might  have  to  cut  the  pipe  at  a  lenght  you  are  comfortable  with  to  insert  the  double  taps
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:05 pm Post subject: Re: HELP....EHEIM 2217... CONFUSING Reply with quote

 i  think  that  the  instructions  that  come  with  the  2217  are  not  good  enough.  I  had  similar  questions  when  I  brought  it.  And  i  got  my  questions  cleared  on  this  forum  itself.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:40 pm Post subject: Re: HELP....EHEIM 2217... CONFUSING Reply with quote

 Why  dont  you  post  a  link  to  that  thread  here  ,  it  might  help  calrifying  any  more  doubts
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