Bubble curtain vs. filter intake

hunterjacob

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I have a 60 gallon tank that's 48 inches long. I had put an air stone in it to increase aeration while I was getting the cycle going and decided I liked the look of the bubbles. So I installed a bubble curtain going all the way along the back side of the tank. I really like the look it gives. The only problem is, my filter intake hangs at the top of the tank along the back, and it's pulling in a lot of the air causing my filter to cavitate. It's a Magnum 350 canister filter. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem. Is there anything I can do to prevent the cavitation? Or do I just need to shorten the curtain so that it doesn't feed air up towards the intake? I think it will look lame if the curtain only goes until the last four of five inches of the tank.
 

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Welcome to Fishlore Hunter.

Either shorten the bubble curtain or run it under the substrate & move it out & away from where the filter intake is. I'm assuming you can't move the filter intake to a different location? That would be the easiest thing to do & it's certainly the method I would employ.
 

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Only other solution is to put the filter on the side of your tank, But that depends on your hood and lighting arrangements. I've had a HOT Magnum filter for over 24 years...and it does not like air in the intake.
 
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