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Old 11-17-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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Filter intake too long

My filter intake is to long. I have a marine land bio wheel 150 for my 10 gallon tank but the intake hits the bottom what should I do???
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:28 PM   #2
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Accept it and move on :P It won't hurt anything. Just may not be as affective. Does it not fit or does it just hit the bottom when in?
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Can you remove sections to shorten it? Most come apart and you just take a section out to shorten it. You can also buy different size extra tubes on most aquarium parts places. I got lucky and the intake tube sections from my other filters fit each other. I just shortened the ones I needed to and used the sections to lengthen the others.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:36 PM   #4
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I tried to cut it and ended up with a nasty cut on my finger. It says one part is a extension tube but the other 2 pieces won't fit together
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Also it does not fit in it is at a angle
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:41 PM   #6
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I cut mine. I think I used a small tooth saw and just did it carefully.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:47 PM   #7
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Getting cut really sucks. A hacksaw is the best thing to shorten tubes and things. You can try to crazy glue the ends or just use the extension tube attached to the last section of intake pipe. You can take a small bottle and cut the sides out of it leaving some small sections for support, and then stretched hose over it. You can use rubber bands to attach the end of the hose to the intake tube. This will allow water in without worrying about fish getting sucked up until you can get another tube.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:58 PM   #8
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Thx I'm gonna use a hack saw
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:12 PM   #9
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I used a dremel tool and it worked perfectly
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