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Old 12-29-2012, 12:30 AM   #1 
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I just want to make completely sure...

Is it safe to put sponge on the INSIDE of the filter intake stem? And if so, does this work well to slow down the flow?

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I have no experience with this but my feeling is that it might slow down the flow too much and create too much resistance for it to work through. It could potentially restrict it a lot more than putting one around it. Is there any particular reason you really want one inside instead of around?
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Oh, I didn't know putting a sponge around it did a good job of slowing down the flow signifigantly.
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It doesn't really. It does a little but mostly it just protects the fish. You don't really want to slow in take much. that can mess up your filter. You just want to make the outflow softer.

Are you having problems with your marina slim filter?
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No I am not having any problems with my filter. I am just asking for the sake of knowing. Marina slims won't be around forever, afterall... What about stuffing a little extra sponge in the media box. Would that slow the flow down? And I still want to know about the sponge inside the intake from someone with experience with that...
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The best way I have found is to attach via silicon band (or rubber band I'm told works) a porous sponge around the outflow. I use a fluval chii sponge and fold it over because it's very porous and makes the flow gentle but doesn't block it.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:46 AM   #7 
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Does a prefilter sponge slow the flow any noticeable amount?
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