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Old 09-28-2010, 03:23 PM   #1 
HaSSoN
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needs help with the filter

hi ! i need help to lower the filter's flow... i think the main problem is the water pump, where the filter takes the water... is there any way to lower it ??

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Old 09-28-2010, 03:37 PM   #2 
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If you mean it's too strong, then you could use a piece of aquarium sponge and place it in the filter valve where the water is being sucked in. Just leave some room at the top for water to stil flow through and this will make it less strong. I did this for my betta with a 5 gallon filter and it really works....just make sure there is enough flow that keeps the surface from becoming oily.
I'm not sure if that is accurate, but that is what happened to me because the flow is so low. ^^;
Or, you could leave it without a sponge there and just place a sponge (using rubber band) around the outflow of the filter.
Don't use a sponge that's not for aquarium use.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:51 PM   #3 
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sounds cool idea :D
but it wont ruin the filter ?
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:09 PM   #4 
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If you mean it's too strong, then you could use a piece of aquarium sponge and place it in the filter valve where the water is being sucked in. Just leave some room at the top for water to stil flow through and this will make it less strong. I did this for my betta with a 5 gallon filter and it really works....just make sure there is enough flow that keeps the surface from becoming oily.
I'm not sure if that is accurate, but that is what happened to me because the flow is so low. ^^;
Or, you could leave it without a sponge there and just place a sponge (using rubber band) around the outflow of the filter.
Don't use a sponge that's not for aquarium use.
This is what is happening to my tank since I have so little flow once I baffled the filter with a sponge.

I think if you have an airstone as well it will clear up the surface.
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