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PostPosted: 2004.12.23(Thu)15:51    Post subject: Fish Tank too low . . . Reply with quote

Hello: I have a 50 gallon long fish tank and the Aqua Clear filter has become too noisey to keep - after 10 years use no complaints.

I have been ready about filter canisters and they sound like they would do a better job. I decided to spring for a Rena Filstar XP3. This was a bit of a splurg for me so I was very excited to set the filter up. I was bummed after reading the instructions and realizing the the top of the filter needs to be 2 feet below the tank. My tank is only about a foot off the floor (I know its low but it works in the room).

Short of raising the tank is there anything that I can do to make this work and work quitely? Would any other canister work better? Thanks for the help! Rob
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PostPosted: 2004.12.23(Thu)18:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might consider a hang-on protein skimmer instead, providing your tank is tall enough. IMHO, the skimmer will provide more benefit to your marine system than any cannister on the market.
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PostPosted: 2004.12.27(Mon)19:18    Post subject: Thanks! Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion! Rob
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PostPosted: 2004.12.30(Thu)10:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome my friend, best regards.
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