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  1. jglove276

    jglove276 Member Member

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    how far should the filter intake tube be from the bottom of the tank?
     
  2. ssanubisss

    ssanubisss Member Member

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    I'm no expert or anything but i dont think it really matters.... that being said I like mine 2-3 inches from the bottom. I feel it helps produce better circulation but thats just my opinion. I'm sure ppl that know more than I do will be around to give you some opinions soon. :)
     
  3. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello JGlove. I've had aquariums for many years and I've had my intake tubes all over the tank. Top, middle and bottom. I haven't found that one position is any better than the other. I'm sure where ever you decide to place it, it will do fine.
    Ken
     
  4. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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    I agree it doesn't really matter with gravel tanks. However, with sand tanks, I've found it best to have it near the bottom and in the corner - more waste is picked up this way. Too close and it can suck up sand as fish swim by.
     
  5. peacemaker92

    peacemaker92 Well Known Member Member

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    Agreed with all the above. :D
     
  6. DRock914

    DRock914 Member Member

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    The only thing I could think of why you would want a specific location is for when you do WCs. If you are keeping the filter on during WCs then I would recommend putting the intake a little below halfway up your tank. You want to avoid the filter being on and not being able to suck up any water.
     
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