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Old 10-28-2010, 05:11 PM   #11
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Is there any reason why you can't have the filter water falling down onto the brace itself and then into the tank?
Why would someone do this?
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:13 PM   #12
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I think I finally understand what you're looking for. You want a power filter that hangs on the back of the tank, but straddles the center brace.
Yes. I specified this in the original post, where I noted "straddling."

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I thought you were looking for a filter that hung on the center brace.
No. I don't believe I indicated that anywhere; if I did, it was my mistake.

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I think the largest Marineland Penguin and Emperor would be your best bet. You'd have to do some modifications, specifically rerouting the intake pipe, but it could probably be done.
I was thinking the Marineland filters could do this -- after I noticed their dual waterfall return structures...I don't know if I would be into modifying them though...

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I do have to say, I agree with mfd that this wouldn't be much different than two HOBs on either side of the brace.
Indeed...you guys are probably right.
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Another bonus of having two separate ones is that if one fails you don't lose all your filtration, and would give you a couple of days to fix/replace the one that fails.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:07 PM   #14
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Another bonus of having two separate ones is that if one fails you don't lose all your filtration, and would give you a couple of days to fix/replace the one that fails.
Indeed, Green, I am running two filters now...

I just thought it would be "fitting" for my tank being that it has a center brace for a filter with dual waterfall returns to straddle the brace, thus sitting in the middle of the back of the tank and allowing for more uniform filtration across my 60 gallon rectangular...
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Old 10-30-2010, 03:50 AM   #15
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Anyone with any further input on whether or not these types of filters are available -- that is, something with enough width that the dual waterfall returns would sit to either side of the center brace (not ON it)?
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