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Eheim Surface Extractor

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It skims off the protein layer which forms on the water surface, improving oxygen exchange.

For filters 2215, 2217, 2226, 2228, 2250, 2260, 2315, 2317, 2326 and 2328, a T-reducing piece is necessary, so that a bypass is created and two inlet lines are used. Additional tubing may also be required.

Filters 2215 and 2315 require EH4004950

Filters 2217, 2317, 2226, 2326, 2228 and 2328 require EH4005990

Filters 2250 and 2260 require EH4007990


Manufacturer Info

Eheim Aquarium Supplies
Eheim is one of the most well known and respected brands in the aquarium industry. Their reputation for producing high quality equipment at affordable prices goes back decades. The brand has a loyal following due in large part to Eheim’s reputation for producing reliable, efficient products. The company develops products that recreate the natural habitats of aquatic animals on a smaller scale. In our store you’ll find a variety of Eheim water pumps, filters, filter media, powerheads and feeding tools.

10 Reviews

DONALD from SMITHFIELD, VA UNITED STATES

11/22/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Works great!

I was having problems with scum building up on the surface of my planted tank depriving my fish of oxygen at night, tried everything, but still could not get rid of it. I purchased this to work with my Eheim 2215 canister filter and I am very pleased with this product. NOTE: You will need a TEE fitting with this unit if using an Eheim 2215 or stronger filter...i bought a nylon 1/2'' TEE from the hardware store cheaper than the Eheim TEE. The unit keeps the surface of my water crystal clear. I saw less expensive skimmers out there, but I thought I would spend more money once rather than spend less money multiple times. Eheim products are high quality in my opinion.

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ANGELA ANDREWS from Pembroke Pines, FL UNITED STAT

08/13/2013

Experience Level: Expert

Terrible

I have another surface skimmer, I guess it is from Atman, 1000 times better than Eheim. The Eheim surface did not clean the surface of water, wast of money, and it is not comon and Eheim product not work but this I did not recomend.

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ZACH from Dorchester, MA UNITED STATES

06/30/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Poor Surface Skimming Ability

While it is a well built product, it does not skim the surface of the water very well. There are other products on the market with a better ability to take a larger volume of water from the surface.

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MICHAEL CHASE from CUMMING, GA UNITED STATES

10/19/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

As Advertised

Using with a 2217. Found a compatible reducing tee by using a PEX 3/4x3/4x1/2 adaptor at my local Lowe's. Removed the film on the top of the water on my 75 gal. in less than an hour. Simple adjustment to pause extraction during feeding time. Does add a very small gurgling sound to the almost silent operation of the 2217.

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JOHN CAGA from DAYTON, NJ UNITED STATES

05/05/2012

Experience Level: Intermediate

skimmer

Skimmer works very well with a eheim pump I had a skimmer from another brand had nothing but problems.

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Bob from UNITED STATES

11/21/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Extractor

Got the Eheim surface extractor set up yesterday A.M. and the surface film is gone! The Ecco has quite a bit less suction than the Classic or other filters, but enough to get the job done. The extractor must really be something else with a more powerful filter. Good product.

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nightrain from SAGINAW, MI UNITED STATES

02/09/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

worth the work

i'm useing it in my 125 gal freshwater tank , i have it hooked up to a eheim 2028 filter. i'm useing it with a tee junction so i have two intakes to my filter. i had to modify it twice. i had to take out the telscopic tube and replace it with a eheim inlet strainer tube that fit my filter tubing. than i had to drill three little holes in the intake tube to let a little more water in it faster because it was sucking in air without the extra holes in it. but now it working fine. and it is kepting the surface clear .

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TIM from CASSELBERRY, FL UNITED STATES

01/20/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

For which Eheim filter?

I tried this product with my Eheim 2028 (Pro II) filter and it is not designed for it at all. I couldn't see how this would work with any Pro II or Pro III Eheim filters. The tubing is too small to connect on the intake side and the suction is too much to where you would need to make the T-connection they suggest with the other older, smaller filters. By doing that you then have two intakes in your tanks, the original and the skimmer; not what I would want. They do not mention how to use it with the newer model Eheims, so I don't think it is intended for them but they should mention that. It would probably work well with the newer models if they updated it to fit and handle the suction.

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DENNIS DE GUZMAN from FLUSHING, NY UNITED STATES

10/21/2007

Experience Level: Expert

Top and bottom...

No pumps needed!!! Connects straight to your canister filter. Not like a built in skimmer box. Skims your water surface like a "VACUUM" cleaner and also filters dirt from the bottom of your tank like a regular filtering device.

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Plant Master from

Great Product!!!

This item is perfect for my planted tank. You can shut off the surface skimmer if you want and extract water from the bottom only or you can have both inlets running at the same time. I love it.

5 out of 6 found this review helpful

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