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Old 04-03-2010, 04:11 PM   #1
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Did I fill my aquarium too high?

I just topped off my little 10g aquarium for the first time. It has one of those whisper filters on the top. The water was flowing down off it before, but now that lip is under water. Should I take some water out or is it ok?
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:37 PM   #2
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did you check your salinity afterwards? I'm sure adding that little bit shouldn't throw it off too much, but I've never dealt with a 10G tank and keeping all the parameters in cehck. if it is ok and you get a lose a lot to evap. i'd just leave it. you most likely already had all the grime that likes to gather on the lips go out into the tank already.
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:03 PM   #3
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The salinity is ok. I was mroe worried about the filter being able to do its job when the lip is submerged.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:27 PM   #4
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When you get the filter working the way you like it I would put a small piece of electrical tape on the AQ glass to mark the full tank so all you have to do is refill back up to the tape.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:33 PM   #5
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Yeah but the problem is, I dont know where it's supposed to be. It looks like this... Tetra Whisper Internal Power Filters at PETCO

And when I topped off the tank, the water is over the lip at the top. So Im wondering if that's okay or I should remove some water.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:39 PM   #6
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As long as your salinity is correct and it's not flowing onto your floor it does not matter.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:43 PM   #7
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Okay thanks!
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:06 PM   #8
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do you have LR(live rock) in your tank?
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Yep, seeded though so Im not sure how much is live verses not at this point. Same with the sand.
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