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PostSubject: Water Level   Sat May 12, 2012 2:11 pm

I have a 36 gallon bow front tank, black plastic frame along the top … how high should I fill the tank with water? To the bottom of the frame? Above the bottom of the frame? A bit below the bottom of the frame?

Thanks, I appreciate your response and suggestions.
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PostSubject: Re: Water Level   Sat May 12, 2012 3:25 pm

This is a matter of preference. I like to fill my tanks up as much as possible before the brace or lid is visible at the surface of the water. Just do not let the levels get lower then the impellers or intakes.
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PostSubject: Re: Water Level   Sat May 12, 2012 6:17 pm

Another consideration is the noise of the water returning to the tank. It's not an issue with a canister, but with most HOBs if the water level drops at all, there will be constant splashing which can either be nice or noisy (depending what you like.)

Also, do you have fish or other creatures which will benefit from the dropped water level? For example, I have a large fishbowl with freshwater shrimp. I keep the water line well below the top because shrimp love to climb out and will, if you give them the chance.
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PostSubject: Re: Water Level   Sat May 12, 2012 7:01 pm

Another thing to think about is if you have the glass lids that sit right on the frame and you fill it to much (touching the glass) the tank has nowhere to off gas and believe it or not you can actually suffocate the fish. Kinda the same concept as sitting in a closed garage with the car running.
I fill my tanks that have hob filters just high enough where the water flowing out of the filter doesn't splash. I fill tanks that have sponge filters about a half inch shy of the trim so that the bubbles from the filter don't splash out of the back of the tank.

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