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Quick Question: Canister Filter Tubes

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Quick question.

I only have limited space in the cupboard under my tank, and it only has one hole in the back of it for all tubing and cords to go through. The cupboard is more for a computer tower, so the hole is close to the bottom.

Can the tubing on the canister be (gently) manoeuvred to loop down so it can get out of the hole and then go back up so it reaches the tank? Also, will having an inline heater in the cupboard complicate things even further?

And yes, this will be the first time I have used a canister filter haha.

Anyways, thanks in advance for the advice! =]

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I think your going to run into some problems doing it that way. I'm pretty sure canisters rely on a siphon to get the pump started. There's no harm in trying it out though.
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Can't you drill a hole in the top? Would be easier.


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Can the tubing on the canister be (gently) manoeuvred to loop down so it can get out of the hole and then go back up so it reaches the tank? Also, will having an inline heater in the cupboard complicate things even further?

And yes, this will be the first time I have used a canister filter haha.

Anyways, thanks in advance for the advice! =]
you could run into problems.....when i had a loop on my canister it caused a leak out of the power cord, something about putting stress on on the seals or what not. the canister would slowly lose syphon, and eventually there would be no flow.

i think if you can find a way to prevent the hose from straining the the seals it should be okay.

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That makes sense. Thanks guys.

I am thinking I might just take it apart and spin the back piece and re-fix so the hole is at the top. The only thing I worry about is having the filter and CO2 on the shelf.

Anyways, I'll figure it out.

This definitely helps though! =]

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