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Old 04-12-2015, 06:36 PM   #1
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HOB Filter Intake Tube Too Long

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Trying to upgrade my filter on my 30 gallon long tank. I have a brand new Aqueon Quietflow 55/75. When I put it on the back of my tank I noticed the intake tube is too long and I can't fit it in. The tube on it has a kind of telescopic adjustment that let's you raise or lower it. I have it all the way up but it's still too long.

Do you think I can cut the plastic with a saw and somehow glue it back on? I really want to get this thing started up as my old filter is starting to go out on me.

Any help with this is appreciated.

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Old 04-12-2015, 10:10 PM   #2
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Yes you can. I have done the same thing before. Just be aware that when you cut it there is no returning the item.
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Cut it... get some aquarium silicon and glue it back on
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Ah, aquarium silicone. Didn't even think of that. I was wondering what I could use to "glue" the pieces back together without the potential of leaking nasty chemicals into the water.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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If you can find a 90 degree (or even a 45 degree) PVC elbow that matches the outer diameter of the filter intake then you can use it as a connector. As long as the fit is snug, you won't need silicone.


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Also true. Thank you very much.
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