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Old 03-01-2013, 09:59 PM   #1 
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Just installed my filter and theres too much current-how to fix?

I have tried add more plants in that corners of the aquarium I moved the decoration, I raised the water level to what I feel is too high( to soften waterfall effect) it's almost to the black line. I have sponge on the intake and I stuck one of the sponges inside the filter which help a tad bit. My betta can only swim in half the tank if he goes anywhere near the side the filter is on he gets washed back. This the filter:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Regent-For...-1-ct/10313136

What can I do?

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Old 03-01-2013, 11:31 PM   #2 
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You can get some aquarium sponge or foam and attach it to the outflow or put a prefilter sponge on the intake (this might be a good idea anyways to prevent him from getting sucked in, but it might not slow the flow much).

There's a thread in the habitats section (I think) on how to make a baffle out of a water bottle. I think this method sometimes doesn't work for people, though, and I would be concerned about sharp edges on the bottle. I don't have any HOB filters but I've put filter foam by the outflow of my internal filters and it worked.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:59 AM   #3 
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Have you tried raising the intake tube (the J shaped thing) I have been able to do this on three of mine and it lowers the flow.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:58 AM   #4 
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You might want to consider changing to a sponge filter. You can read all about them by clicking the link in my signature.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:55 AM   #5 
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Have you tried raising the intake tube (the J shaped thing) I have been able to do this on three of mine and it lowers the flow.
What size did you make the intake tube? I didn't put the second piece on it.
I'd say my sponge in about 4 inches from the bottom of my 5 gallon tank.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:28 PM   #6 
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you could baffle the outflow with a plastic water bottle
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:05 PM   #7 
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Place a prefilter sponge on the intake so that he can't get sucked into it: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...efilter+sponge

Then get some very porous (large hole) aquarium filter sponge and use a silicon or rubber band to hold it in front of the outflow.
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