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I am wondering if it is advisable to place the eheim basket on top of pfs.

The intake basket has the coarse mesh. In addition I am using mesh, the eheim biological and mechanical media, and a fine wool (Polisher I guess) in the canister. Should this protect the impeller from wear?
 

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I should also note the filter is not making any noise, but I just want to be on the safe side.
 

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I allways pull lots of sand out of my eheims when I clean them out. The sand stays in the bottom and never makes it up through the media. I would probably shorten the intake though just to be on the safe side. I just set up a 2262 in a 29" tall tank and will have to shorten it at some point.
 

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Noddy,

Not sure what you mean by shorten the intake. My intake consists of a hard plastic tube running vertical down the back and fits into a cylindrical basket with the mesh in it which sits on the sand substrate. Do you mean raise the basket up from the substrate?

Other than that I think you answered my question by the fact you use the filter with no problem other than removing the sand during maintenance. :)
 

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If your intake looks like this:

It is designed to sit on the bottom.

If it looks like this (like mine):

You could allways cut a little off the end of the intake to shorten it.
 
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