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Hi I wanted to make a paludarium so my water level is significantly lower than usual...maybe halfway down... my eheim ecco 2231 however has an outtake which ends at the very top of the tank..... if this happens, the water will splash down and cause the co2 to escape the water.... what can i do to make it so the water outtake is below the water surface
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Extend it with a piece of vinyl tubing?


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hehe i actually tried that....now the tubing is pointed downwards and kicking up the flourite gravels.... i can't get it to point any other direction..... ..could i use a spray bar??? i'm goign to check petsmart after work..you think i would have any luck there?

oooo wait, you mean vinyl tubing as in pvc pipe huh?? hmm i'll try that...do they have pvc pipe that is that narrow in diameter/.
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Yeah, the spraybar should work. You could place it along the rear bottom (decoration allowing) and connect it via some tubing.


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Depending on the size of your tanks, this might work: They make submersable power filters for reptile/turtle tanks. I have used a Duetto, but Fluval also makes them, and perhaps some others. I do know that they are sold reasonable at www.thatfishplace.com. I get a lot of my stuf through them, and they can send you a nice, thick catalogue. Much much cheaper than my regular pet store.

Also - another think I like about the Duetto (and similar): for some reason, we get a lot of tiny power outages in my part of town - 1 minute type things. Since these filters are submersed, the pump can't lose its prime, and the motor won't burn out.

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Why don't you just extend the tube that feeds water to the spray bar with tubing (like 5/8" size maybe) and use suciton cups to hold the spray bar horizontal?
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