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Old 05-26-2005, 09:58 AM   #1
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Where did you put the intake for the canister filter?

I was curious where everyone has there intake for there canister filters, or how close or far away from the middle?

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Old 05-26-2005, 10:32 AM   #2
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it goes in the water.

sorry, i'm a bit fiesty this morning.

There's no right answer. I like to put intake at one end, return at the other.

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Old 05-26-2005, 10:52 AM   #3
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Since we have two canisters running on the 150, I have the intake tubes on each end about 6 inches from the end of the tank, then the outputs both in the center pointing against each other to provide a good current of water so there's not any dead space. One output tube is about 3 inches lower than the other, this way the currents don't just hit each other.

When we had the 55 gal with just 1 canister, we had the intake tube on the left, the output on the right, and a powerhead in the center to aid in current.
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Old 05-26-2005, 12:17 PM   #4
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I put my intake about halfway down into the water column, usually over in a corner hidden behind something. Return is at the opposite end. In my 37g I have the intake and the outflow in the same corner since it is a room divider tank and I wanted to minimize the visibility of equipment.
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