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How full do you like to keep your tank?

Can you see the water line? Or does it hide behind the aq frame?

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I like to keep my the top of the water two or three inches below the top of the tank. That way my filter creates a nice water fall for surface agitation.

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I have been thinking about that, I kind of like the bubbly water and the oxygen it stirs in.

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It can get a little noisy, though. If you want a quite room, I wouldn't recommend it. I find the noise kind of relaxing (Bubble, bubble, bubble).

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I am guilty of keeping mine all the way full, so you can't even see the water line. :) (Except whenever a fish is sick with something and being treated with meds, then I lower it to allow for more oxygen in the water of course.)

But normally I can't stand the splashing sound since I can hear it in the whole apartment! Plus I think it looks nicer when you can't see the water line. But some people like the waterfall effect.

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I keep mine as full as possible! The sound of water falling drives me crazy :P

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I keep mine just up to the frame. Still get a nice sound and with my bobble wall lots of water movement.

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Mineral deposits show if you don't keep it full behind the frame.

Splashing water normally is a warning flag if you keep it quiet most of the time.

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I get paranoid and I fill it up.

But my 3 filters and bubble make agitation anyways no matter what :D

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I like mine to have just a slight waterfall.

I literally can't sleep without the sound of my tanks! It's how I know the world is still sane. :)

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My water line is at the base of the trim. I have powerheads at each end of the tank, with their outflows aimed across the surface, and they stir up the entire surface of the water without splashing. Thus I get reasonable oxygenation with no noise.

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I always fill to above the trim. I just don't like to see the water line. It also keeps things quiet -- waterfall sounds bug me. There's still plenty of surface movement from canister filters, bubblers, etc. But I don't like those water noises. If I hear the sound of water from one of my tanks, something's wrong.

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I fill it full to hide the waterline, and the mineral deposits. My four internal filters have their spray bars pointing up, and it really agitates the waters surface, so much so that I've removed the air pump as it was noisy and not doing as good of a job as the filters. ;)

I have had to put a coverglass on to stop the snails climbing out though. :o

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I fill it up. I don't like the water line showing. Kinda like a panty line..... :booty

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I keep mine over the top trim level as I don't like to see a water line. :)

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I fill it up. I don't like the water line showing. Kinda like a panty line..... :booty

LOL!!!! VPL!

I dont like a "VWL" in my tank either! fill her up is what I do!! :)

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