11-16-2007, 07:04 AM
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Yes, the pump can push it up to 36". A more powerful pump can't be used because the increased pressure from the pump plus the increased pressure from the extra vertical distance between the pump and the filter will create too much pressure in the filter ... it almost has an exponential effect.
Most people with larger tanks have sump tanks and 36" is enough for most tanks up to 75 gallons so it is not a common issue. If you do have a larger tank without a sump, it's easy enough to put the filter on something to raise it ... if you wanted to.
This is a slow flow filter but it has to be pressurized to get the water through it and up back to the tank. I use the Aquarium Systems Mini Jet 606. The flow through volume can range from 16 to 150 gallons a week depending on the unit and flow rate.
Yes, the product is made completely in the USA. The acrylic might come from overseas but it is cut and glued here and all the other parts are made in the USA.