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Old 07-18-2005, 11:33 PM   #1
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How high do you keep your water level?

Im just curious as to where everyone keeps there water level? Do you keep it so you can see the top when veiwing the side of the tank, or do you fill it all the way up so its all water when veiwing? In my FW tanks I fill it all the way up but with my sw since there is so muc movement I like to keep it so you can see the water line "waving" around.
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:03 AM   #2
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I personally fill it up. On my new tank I have an overflow filter and when I am running it (around 530 gph) it keeps my water line just above the top frame. Exactly where I want it.

I have seen others that keep their line below the frame too. And the waves are cool.
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:10 AM   #3
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I personally like to keep to water line not seen..!!
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:11 AM   #4
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I personally like to keep the water line not seen..!!
Me too. I like it to look like the tank is full of air and everything is floating or blowing in the breeze. Visible water lines are hideous IMO LOL.
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:34 AM   #5
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ditto, i fill up untill the bottom of the lip that the lids sit on is under water, but the top isn't. plus that way my barras don't make a hell of a racket when they jump.
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Old 07-19-2005, 06:41 PM   #6
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I like to fill mine up too.
Don't want to see that water line
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Old 07-19-2005, 08:04 PM   #7
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I for one have never liked to see the water line ( that's 45 years of keeping the water above the frame edge!!). To me the low water line makes the tank look neglected. Did I really say 45 years? Yep, but all in freshwater until now! Hey, you're never too old for a new challenge! Thanks, aa... (Love from your grandmother!)
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Old 07-19-2005, 08:44 PM   #8
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Like the others NO water line... I don't like the look of a tank that needs water..
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