Do I Have To Put Aquarium Filter In Corner?

Mack
  • #1
Hey everyone I got a question. Why when you put a filter in a fish tank you have to put it in the corner? What would happen if you put it in the middle if you could? I'm just curious ya know.
 
sgould
  • #2
It would filter the water exactly the same as it does in the corner.
 
MissMTS
  • #3
Usually in the corner it is just more out of the way and easier to cover with plants and other decorations so that it is not the center attraction.
 
Tavel
  • #4
it would probably filter better...just because it can swirl the water on both sides of it's output.

I've never tested it or anything...but that seems likely.
 
Drea
  • #5
The Aquaclear HOB that is on my 30gal tall, is in the middle.....and it's ok.
 
COBettaCouple
  • #6
If I have a hood that has the hole in the corner, I put the filter there. Otherwise, I put the filter in the middle.
 
sirdarksol
  • #7
I put the filters wherever they fit. In my long tank, I've got a little refugium-like setup to keep the water flowing and provide some extra water movement.
An ideal setup in a large tank is a filter that has input at one end and output at the other (or powerheads to keep the water flowing)
I think that, usually, the corner setup is aesthetic, as Newbeefishlover suggested. Easier to cover up that way.
 
Mack
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
Ohh alrite, thanks everone for the love.
 

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