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Post Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:47 pm   Canister hose length

I have a sunsun hw 302 canister filter. The company says it can and will work even at the same height as the tank. The only way I can get It to work is to have the filter tilted , I feel like that is because of the hose's being so long. If I cut them so that its closer with less distance for the water to have to move will that help it? I feel like its not working as well as it should. I have everything as tight and air prof as I can
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Post Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:54 pm   Re: Canister hose length

I would not have the filter tilted. The hoses for canisters are meant to be trimmed, to eliminate any major bends and kinks.
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:06 pm   Re: Canister hose length

I have a extra set that u have trimmed just in case it would help, the trimmed set is about a foot long would that be to short?
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Post Posted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:35 pm   Re: Canister hose length

I've got no idea without pics but I do leave some slack in the hoses. It really doesn't need it, and there is no way for it to get any bends.
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:58 am   Re: Canister hose length

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:59 am   Re: Canister hose length

That's my setup, maybe that'll help you help me haha
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:39 am   Re: Canister hose length

Best thing to do is to raise the tank/stand. If that is an issue, you can still have the filter upright and not directly below the tank. You will have to shorten the hoses. Canisters work with gravity and priming might be tricky but it will still work.
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:12 pm   Re: Canister hose length

Ok thank you!
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