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Hi guys/gals,

New here. My brother has a Eheim 2217 that he isn't using (tank down). Said I can use it in my 55 gallon. Is this overkill for a cichlid tank that size?

Thanks!
 

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No, you will be fine. Many people use two 2217's on their tanks that are slightly larger than yours. Fantastic filter btw
 

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Thanks guys! Much appreciated.
 

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No such thing as over filtering unless the current is too strong for the tank. I think a 2217 would be great for a 55 gallon.
 

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Ok, seems like the 2217 is great for my setup, from the experts! :) And I really appreciate the input. How long should I run the HOB filter for the canister to acclimate and take over?
 

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A great filter for a 55gal tank. I never understood what people mean by over kill when it comes to filtering water.
 

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Overkill can happen if there's either too much current, or too many filters now to clean. For instance, 6 HOB's on a 55. It can be done. :)
 
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