Eheim Classic 2215 Aquarium Filter, 95-gal

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Put cleanliness first and protect your tank with the Classic 2215 External Aquarium Canister Filter from Eheim. With this exceptional filtration system, you'll get both mechanical and biological purification, constant water circulation and oxygen enrichment in one compact system. It's even been tried and tested to ensure optimum efficiency! Already equipped with everything you need to get started—the Eheim Classic is ready to get the job done.

Key Benefits
  • Offers both mechanical and biological filtration for a superior clean.
  • Promotes constant water circulation and helps to enhance your tank's oxygen exchange.
  • Includes filter media (EHEIM Mech & Substrat Pro) and valves.
  • Also comes with multiple accessories—such as the spray bar, inlet pipe, hose and installation equipment.
  • The pump head is made with a permo-elastic silicon ring to ensure it's closed properly after cleaning.

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  • Item Number
    157054
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater, Saltwater
  • Fish Type
    Tropical Freshwater
  • Material
    Plastic
Instructions

Servicing and maintenance:

Pull out mains plug. Release locking piece on pump head and remove pump parts as per drawing. Lift out cooling channel insert with screwdriver. Clean all parts and then reassemble in the reverse order.

Note: All hose connections must be checked at regular intervals for correct fitting.

FAQ

Why is the circulation performance of my external filter reducing?

The output reduction of your external filter is most probably not a failure of your appliance. This type of pump system is based on the synchronous motor principle. This means that the impeller rotates at 3000 rpm. synchronised with the frequency of the mains supply or it is idle.

Even, for example, fluctuations in the voltage will not affect the revolutions. Due to the constant revolutions, the pump system always gives the same performance.

We must differentiate between pump output and circulation performance. Unlike the constant pump output, the circulation performance of the filter declines, as it becomes more contaminated. The running noise can become louder with increased contamination of the filter.

The reduction in circulation performance is, from our experience, generally due to:

  1. dirty filter media
  2. incorrect filter layer set-up
  3. hose set-up or other accessories set-up
  4. contamination in the hose set-up and in the pump chamber
  5. incorrect filter start-up

We recommend that you take the following measures to guarantee optimum, trouble-free filter operation:

  1. Clean the filter media. Remove the filter media from the filter basket and rinse them through in lukewarm water. Depending on the model, fine filter pads and filter wool must be changed with each filter cleaning.
  2. Check that your filter layering set-up is done according to our recommendations, see
  3. Check the hose set-up for possible kinks or restrictions
  4. Clean the whole hose installation regularly. Clean the inside of the inlet, the outlet as well as the inlet tube, spray bar and the hose connectors on the filter (adapter, shut-off taps) several times in a push-pull motion using an EHEIM Universal Cleaning Brush No. 4005570. Another important task is the regular cleaning of the pump chamber, as well as the cooling and grease channel, with the EHEIM Brush Cleaning Set No. 4009560 (see instruction manual on maintenance and care).
  5. Start up the filter by priming, (see instruction manual). Please take care, that the water outlet (pressure side “OUT”) is situated above the water surface level during filing. This is the optimum way to avoid air entrapment in the filter.

How often should an external filter be cleaned?

There are no fast rules for this, because there are too many factors which influence the cleaning intervals, such as size of aquarium, fish stocking, type of plants as well as type and quantity of food. We therefore recommend that you only clean the filter when the pump output noticeably decreases.

A period of 8 weeks between cleaning should, however, be possible; with shorter cleaning intervals bacterial activity will suffer.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    german engineering

    By richard on Nov 20, 2021

    yeah i should have bought an eheim canister filter years ago. but i now own 2 of them. this was the second one purchased ('cause i liked the first one so much).. i love the simplicity of it. i've used aqua-clear 70's & 110's for years, which are still great and i still use them on the smaller tanks, cause they break down for easy cleaning. but this canister is as easy as it gets. and it came with lots of media(coarse foam pad, fine foam pad, pre-filter ceramic, bio-ceramic, and a carbon pad) and the quick shut off valves. it also had all the hose you need and a spray bar. It's virtually silent while operating(aquaclears get noisy at times). I love both of my new eheim canister filters and I'll yeah i should have bought an eheim canister filter years ago. but i now own 2 of them. this was the second one purchased ('cause i liked the first one so much).. i love the simplicity of it. i've used aqua-clear 70's & 110's for years, which are still great and i still use them on the smaller tanks, cause they break down for easy cleaning. but this canister is as easy as it gets. and it came with lots of media(coarse foam pad, fine foam pad, pre-filter ceramic, bio-ceramic, and a carbon pad) and the quick shut off valves. it also had all the hose you need and a spray bar. It's virtually silent while operating(aquaclears get noisy at times). I love both of my new eheim canister filters and I'll be getting a third! Highly recommended … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t last long

    By Sidney73 on Jan 11, 2022

    Less than a year and a half after purchase water is leaking and it’s out of warranty so I’m going to go buy something else. It’s for a freshwater 65 gallon tank

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Doing wonders for my aquarium!

    By Elias on Sep 5, 2021

    My only complaint is the same as most: The instructions are virtually nonexistent. All you’re given is a diagram of the machine and then you’re left on your own. Nowhere are you told that you’ll have to cut that one long piece of green tubing, but bring some heavy duty scissors to the assembly area because you will! Fortunately it’s not too complicated to fit together in the end, and there’s a great video tutorial that you can find just by searching. Ever since I plugged it in it it’s been moving water like a beast! My frog tank is crystal clear and it operates silently and with no leaks, so I’m happy with it. :)

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Motor failed after less than two months

    By EheimClassic on Sep 25, 2021

    I have always been a fan of Eheim canister filters and have purchased many over the years. My experience has always been good so when I setup another aquarium, this was my go to filter. However, to my surprise and dismay, the motor died after being in operation for less than two months.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    absolutely garbage

    By Iwona on Sep 3, 2021

    I had marineland not canister filter and I didn’t have to change water for two weeks with this one I cannot go for longer then few days! The water becomes literally yellow. No waist/food is picked up by the filter. It does absolutely nothing and it’s a 40 gallon tank. Waist of money :/

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Gotta Have An Eheim

    By MrG2U on Feb 22, 2021

    When I was in the hobby nearby 30 years ago, Eheim products was SO expensive, you’d have to save for it if you couldn’t afford to get right away. When I finally got one, it worked flawlessly!! 30 years later an Eheim for less than $150. Is absurd!! I’d buy the whole stock for this price!! Great filter, Back then they were selling @ $200 to nearly $450!! Gotta Have An Eheim

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    I've only had this going for 4 days

    By MLClark on Jan 5, 2021

    I like it so far. I did not use any of the supplies that came with it, but built a kitty litter/Flourish Red gravel container for the inside. I hope it lasts and lasts for years.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    good reputation, not user friendly

    By Guppy on Mar 16, 2020

    I bought this for my 75 gallon planted aquarium based on Eheim's reputation for quality. I was replacing a less expensive (but much more user friendly) canister filter that developed a leak that I was unable to fix. A leaking canister filter is the death of a hardwood floor, so reviews stating that the Ehiem was the least leak-prone option was the deciding factor. This filter costs three times what other similar capacity canister filters cost, so my expectations were high. The gasket on the lid is a silicone ring, not a rubber band, so hopefully it will last a long time. On the plus side, the filter is very quiet. On the minus side, there are virtually no instructions for assembling, installing I bought this for my 75 gallon planted aquarium based on Eheim's reputation for quality. I was replacing a less expensive (but much more user friendly) canister filter that developed a leak that I was unable to fix. A leaking canister filter is the death of a hardwood floor, so reviews stating that the Ehiem was the least leak-prone option was the deciding factor. This filter costs three times what other similar capacity canister filters cost, so my expectations were high. The gasket on the lid is a silicone ring, not a rubber band, so hopefully it will last a long time. On the plus side, the filter is very quiet. On the minus side, there are virtually no instructions for assembling, installing, and starting this thing. The instruction booklet is huge - but it gives a tiny bit of information in many, many, many languages. I ended up watching a bunch of YouTube videos on how to set it up, prime it, and get it running. The hose provided (1 piece, you have to guess how to cut it up to use it to connect all the pieces together) was barely long enough to accommodate my setup (tank on a standard cabinet stand with holes in the back for hoses to run through). The spray wand is only 12" long. How you would think a 12" spray wand would evenly circulate a 48" long aquarium, I have no idea. (The previous filter had a 36" spray wand, which moved water throughout every nook and cranny in my heavily planted tank.) I extended the spray wand a little with a longer piece of the tubing than recommended in the videos, which almost, but not quite, got the spray wand to the center of the tank. The hoses and tubes are all this intense green - they look pretty ugly. Why not black so they disappear? There is no priming pump; you have to go old school and suck on the end of the hose to get it started. Yuck. Fortunately it primed quickly on the first attempt. Overall, this filter seems very overpriced for the features (or lack thereof). It can only redeem itself by keeping my hardwood floor dry. … more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice filter for a reasonable price.

    By Kjamwrs on Oct 31, 2019

    I recently purchased a 90 gallon tank for my gang of rainbows. Started out with an Aquaclear HOB filter, which is a nice filter, but felt I needed more filtration. I have used Eheim products for decades, and have always had great success. After running it for 24 hours, the water is crystal clear, and looking great. Chewy’s service and price was great as usual. Thanks!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Yes great filter

    By molite on Nov 7, 2019

    I bought two Eheims filters recently and happy with them. They are not loud easy to assemble and they work.

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