I have an Aqua Clear 50 HOB
filter for my 29 gallon freshwater, moderatley(sp?) planted aqaurium which I am currently fishless cycling.
The filter came with 2 intake tubes (a single and an extension); I currently have the single
intake tube on the filter.
I have an anacharis(sp?) plant in the back corner of the tank near the intake tube and the suction is beggining to pull the plant into the intake - so I need to do something.... and I like the plant in it's current location.
It just dawned on me that I could add the extension tube which I think would remove the plant from being drawn into the intake.
My question: Is there any benefit to have the intake tube at the top of the tank or is it better to add the extension tube and get the water draw from lower in the tank? Please provide your thoughts/explanation.