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Old 07-20-2012, 05:49 PM   #11
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I dont see why not... Give it a go!
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:49 PM   #12
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If it doesn't work just get a HOB power filter temporarily
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:23 PM   #13
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all canisters are different, the specs will tell you how far below water level they must be to run properly. It doesnt matter what height the bottom of the tank falls at it all matters the difference in height between the top of the caniter and the water level.
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A siphon is a siphon, as long as the canister is below water level and can pull a siphon you're good to go.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:24 PM   #16
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I would read the directions. Most canister filters will explicitly state how far below the water line the filter will need to be. It need to be low enough that the water enters the canister filter as fast as the pump can remove it. If the water enters the tank slower than the pump removes it, the pump will have to work to pump the extra water, which potentially results in cavitations and reduced life of the pump.

I think two feet is the general minimum, but it will vary between filters.
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