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    Hi TASA
    I'm busy setting up a low tech planted cube.
    Tank size is 500mm x500 water height around 450mm.
    Looking at a seachem tidal 55.
    Will this be sufficient or would a canister be a better option?
     
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    The only issue with the Tidal 55 could be that the suction pipe does not go down deep enough.
    Other than that, it is an excellent filter.
     
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    How long is the intake/suction pipe
     
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    At its longest the intake sits just above the substrate in a standard 3ft tank that is 35cm deep.
    In your deeper tank it would be about 10cm - 15cm from the bottom of the tank, depending on substrate depth.

    This is also one filter that is definitely not meant to be used in a shrimp tank, or a tank where fry will be growing up in.

    Overall I was happy with mine. It has a powerful motor, adjustable flow rate, and works well.
     
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    Okay on my 3fttank I have a canister filter but my shrimp still get sucked in. When I clean it usually find baby shrimp insideit
     
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    Add a sponge to the filter intake basket.
    You can modify a standard sponge filter to fit and stop shrimp and fry from being sucked in.
     
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