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I have had a problem with surface scum on my tank which is 24" tall so I ordered the fluval surface skimmer which will handle it. My problem is how small the skimmer is. It Can't reach close enough to my substrate. My ? Is should I be worried about the bottom of my tank. I have my spray bar set vertically so my whole tank has a circular flow.

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Anyone can will my tank be ok if the spray bar goes from substrate to the top of tank but the intake is at the surface and about 5" from substrate?
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Yeah either configuration is fine. There is optimal flow patterns but nothing bad will happen if you do it that way if im understanding you correctly. The intake actually should be too close to the bottom of the tank. It should be in about the middle.


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