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Setting up auto dosing question

I picked up two .9 ml. a minute dosing pumps for macros and micros a while ago, and I am finally going to be using them.

As far as the hose output into the tank,
I picked up a few 1/8 inch straight barb fittings, there is a barb on both ends.

I was thinking about haveing the output hose with a barb on it, a little bit under the water.
I remembered reading a post here a while ago, that there was a problem with the solution drying out in the end of the hose when the output was above the water and causing problems.

I figured that it would be a good idea to run what I am thinking about doing past everyone here, and possibly save some trouble.
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You can get a back siphon going if the line is too far under water. Never had an issue with build up on the ends of my 20 dosing pump heads except for calcium in my reef tank.
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Thanks for the input
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