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Locating a Canister Directly Beside the Aquarium?

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Can I locate a canister filter directly beside an aquarium and have the canister still properly function? I would like to set a Eheim 2213 on a counter top next to a 10 gallon aquarium.

I have never run a canister filter...thus the seemingly ignorant question. :confused:

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The Eheim directions say that you have to have them lower than the tank. I have that filter sitting 8" lower than my tank and it's doing fine.
Once you get it to prime you should be fine. Priming it will be tough I think.
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