Hi all, I have a new Aqueon Quiet Flow 20 in my 20 gallon tall tank. When the filter is in place, the power wire is submerged about 1/2 an inch in to the water. Being an engineer, this seems like a bad idea. My water level is just up to the point where its hidden behind the black framing for the aquarium. I used some plastic and raised the filter high enough so that the wire was above the water level, but this creates about 2.5" of waterfall in to the tank, and creates a pretty serious current in the water blowing my plants over and the tiger barbs won't swim in the middle of the tank.
Should I keep the filter high or low? Heres a picture of the filter.