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Old 12-16-2010, 11:46 PM   #1
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im new to this and have a question

I just bought a 55 gallon tank ..used..and it already has the filters with it ..they are aqua tech 20-40 filters and i have 2 of them. my problem is that the extension tubes are not long enough..does anyone know where i could get some of these?
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:09 AM   #2
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The intake tubes are not long enough? I would look online at the aquatech website, and see if they sell replacement parts for them.
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:04 AM   #3
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yeah..you know, the things that run from the filter that goes down to the gravel to suck up dirt..and i have tried to find an aquatech website with no luck.
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Sounds like you are talking about an under gravel filter. The tubes for the aqua tech 20-40 filters are meant to be below the water line, but in the gravel. You need a gravel cleaner to clean the gravel.

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no im not talking about an underground filter..im talking about the ones that hang on the back of the tank and have the tubes and strainer in the water..i always thought they were susposed to be an inch from the gravel..is that not right?
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They don't have to be. Well into the water is best so fluctuating water levels don't affect the intakes but as long as that's not an issue, you're fine.

Remember that you need about an inch or more of substrate in the tank.
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what is substrate?
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The The gravel, sand or Crushed coral at the bottom of the tank.
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Most of the HOB filters go down about 6" or so into the water column. It appears that WalMart carries that brand, so perhaps they have parts too.
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