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    You're getting it! A spraybar usually sits about half an inch over the water. The return water rains into the tank and gets air in.
    Another popular way to return water is with a lily pipe. Very popular with the aquascaping crowd because you can create flow without disturbing the surface and losing precious co2.


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    I see, it's starting to come together for me now....does the inlet tube and the spray tube have to be close together?...It has seemed to me with HOB filters, the inlet and the outlet are so close together, that full tank circulation may be compromised, because the water flowing from the filter is so close to the pickup tube....
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    The intake and return sh0uld be separated f0r best results. It helps reduce filtration "dead sp0ts" in the water column. Als0 the spraybar can be rotated s0 that the return water will hit and run d0wn the glass if less surface agitation is desired, in the event it bec0mes an issue f0r plants. Fr0m what I have read at times, s0me pe0ple run an H0B as a supplemental filter al0ng with a canister. Dutchie made a reference t0 the distance 0f the canister fr0m the tank, that w0uld be kn0wn as "head pressure" ( the distance a pump can lift water vertically) in standard canister setups with standard stand heights and tank sizes, the head generally isn't a problem, but in s0me instances may need t0 be taken int0 c0nsiderati0n f0r special applications. Many pe0ple run multiple filters f0r the purp0se 0f redundancy, in case 1 filter p00ps- y0u aren't f0und hipped with0ut filtration altogether. Y0u will have this sorted 0ut in n0 time flat!
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    Thanks Longshot, it's nice to know I can count on you guys for good info and quick replies....
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    No one ever says anything fish related better than our beloved and most knowledgeable Dave66 http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=79163
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Nice article defining the differences in filter types, quite informative. Thanks f0r that HoneyBadger!
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    Hi HB1, I was wondering where you've been today......thanks for the link, let me take a look...the thing is, I'm not sure I'm going to have a place to put a canister under my tank...the tank may end up sitting on a large piece of furniture, up against a wall
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    Doesn't need to be directly under the tank, does need to be lower.

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    I w0uld strongly advise against using anything like a dresser 0r c0ffee table, they simply aren't designed f0r l0ng term use a weight bearing implement, A suitable stand can be made f0r cheap and will be much safer f0r y0ur tank, despite the type 0f filter y0u g0 with.
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    I agree with longshot about the stand. A small 10g on a dresser is fine, but when you start getting into the larger tanks you really want a dedicated tank stand. They aren't difficult or expensive to make. I believe there are some threads in the DIY forum here about making stands if you want to take a look.
    I have canisters under the tanks and I have canisters to the sides of tanks, it doesn't matter.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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