Penguin 350b not level

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I just purchased a penguin 350b for my 50 gallon aquarium. It doesn't sit level it leans into the water, it's secure though. Is this how it's suppose to be Thanks
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UNC-CH replied the topic: Penguin 350b not level

I'm not familiar with the 350b but I use 2 penguin 350s on my 75 gal. If you mean that it leans forward a little, I believe that is normal - I used to use them on a 55 gal and I remember something like that happening. Is it tight on the rim of the tank?
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Rclb4x4 replied the topic: Re:Penguin 350b not level

Yes it's tight..just doesn't look right. I was thinking of cutting the back stop so it can be level
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Penguin 350b not level

The Penguins Bio-Wheel runs on water flow pushing the wheel so it rotates....so, yes, the filter tilts forward....I wouldn't recommend modifying it, as it being level would impede the wheels rotation, which allows for air/water mixture for BB to grow.

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UNC-CH replied the topic: Penguin 350b not level

If the intake is vertical, or close, then it's probably normal. Still, I wouldn't modify it for the reason mentioned above. If your bio wheels are turning then there shouldn't be a problem. If you can post a photo, I'd like to see it.
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