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Old 04-30-2011, 07:57 AM   #11 
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On my filter, if my fish was getting fins caught in the water intake, I'd wrap one around it and elastic it in place. For some filters, it can be stuffed into the tube so water can pass through but the fish can't go in. It's also a place where good tank bacteria will hang out. Baffle=slow down the water.
For the input (depending on the type of filter, HOB) you can often use:
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=3650250
to reduce the intake flow. I've used it on 2 non-Fluval filters. I would be a bit cautious about stuffing anything into the input tube as I wrecked my filter by doing that. The piece got stuck too far in the pipe (ran fine for a while) and reduced the output flow to almost nothing. The piece got stuck in a spot where it couldn't be retrieved and thus the filter is no more.
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12 hours! I only let the conditioner sit for 1 minute. Thanks for telling me!
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Old 04-30-2011, 02:00 PM   #13 
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It's not the conditioner, that takes only a few mins, the 12 hr period is so that some of the other dangerous materials have a chance to evaporate. Aged water is better for all fish...
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Yep, keeping fish healthy to a good extent is about being a good water keeper.
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:38 AM   #15 
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Yep, keeping fish healthy to a good extent is about being a good water keeper.
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:16 PM   #16 
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It's not the conditioner, that takes only a few mins, the 12 hr period is so that some of the other dangerous materials have a chance to evaporate. Aged water is better for all fish...
Actually there are some conditioners that require you to let is sit for a few hours or over night.
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:19 PM   #17 
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Oh, interesting. I have TopFin Instant Water Conditioner...
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