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Eclipse 6 intake too low?

I'm finally getting my Eclipse 6 gallon system started.

I put in 7.2lbs of Red Sea Flora Base, added some plants, and almost put water to the top. I am getting ready to start it up but I think the intake is too close to the substrate. Any Eclipse 6 owners cut their intake tube? maybe I should just run it as is? It's really close to the gravel but not IN the gravel

I'll post pics up soon. Just worried if it's too "low"

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How far above the substrate is the intake tube?
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Pics will be uploaded via 56k soon

about 1/2 inch...

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I had to cut my intake tube since the substrate was so high. It won't hurt anything. I cut it in small increments to make sure I had it at the depth I wanted. Just remember if you need to lower it later on your S.O.L..

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I cut mine no problem to accommodate a rock.
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Cut off 1/2 an inch and now the intake is 1 inch above the substrate.

I am not sure if that is enough yet.

Once I figure out how to upgrade my gallery2 site, I can post pics.

Here is where we are at though:


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When I click on the link it says Error.
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When I click on the link it says Error.
...........same............
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Sorry,

That's what I get for editing my own HTML links

this link should work:

Sorry but this should work

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^Nope still says Error.
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how about this?



If this doesn't work, there will be some modules I'll need to load when I get back to a faster connection to update gallery2

It's gallery2's security settings. I think I better get my own host place

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I can see your pics.

As for the hight raise it up a bit more. You'll be fine.

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So 1 inch above the substrate is too low still?

If so, take off another 1/2 inch? I can Dremel it


I have it running at work for filtration, lighting, and temperature regulation for the weekend

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It didn't look like an inch by the pics, but ok. If so leave it. It looked more like 3/4" to me. Sorry if I didn't read.

Your in the ball park and like stated if you feel it's toolow later take off another 1/4". Just take it a step at a time.

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