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Old 05-19-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
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spray bar on Eheim

Does the spray bar need to be above the water line? I know you get more aeration that way. I would also like to extend the bar to go across the entire water column. Has anyone extended their spray bar??
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No, it doesn't need to be above the water line. You can point it upwards to create more agitation from below the water, though.

I don't know about the eheims. I know on the Rena's you can extend the spray bar, but never used an eheim.
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You can extend the spray bar, all you need is a piece of pvc thats the same size, drill holes in it every 1/2" or so, and cut a short piece of your return tubing to slide between the current spray bar and the new one.

I keep my spray bars right at the surface. I dont like them above because it causes too much evap in my house, but right at the top keeps the water moving
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