Filter Intake Tube Level

Fish1999

Hi!!
Just wondering if anybody may be able to send over some advice regarding my new filter. The intake tube (the part inside the tank that sucks up the water) is not as far down as my old filter was.

My tank is vertical, hexagon shape not square so it’s tall!

It’s an aqua clear filter, I’m just wondering if the intake tube is far enough down, or if I should get an additional tube to make it longer?

Here is a photo of the intake tube/how far down it goes, which is about 5” if I would have to guess.

Any advice greatly appreciated thank you so much! :)
 

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kansas

If there's enough circulation that you don't end up with stagnant water in part of the tank, it should be ok. If you're concerned, an air stone would keep the water stirred up.
 
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Fish1999

If there's enough circulation that you don't end up with stagnant water in part of the tank, it should be ok. If you're concerned, an air stone would keep the water stirred up.
Thanks. The way the current runs from the filter pushing it back out seems to be circulating it fine. Just keep an eye ? How would you tell it part of the tank has stagnant water? Thanks !
 
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kansas

Do food particles and other small bits of debris move around? If they do, it's moving water that's moving them.

Having said that, I never had an unusually tall tank like you do. It might be worth putting some sort a tube that extends done further, for the piece of mind if nothing else. Or an airstone.
 
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Islandvic

It didn't come with 2 intake tubes? I thought they did but i may be mistaken.
 
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