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Old 04-13-2013, 10:56 AM   #1 
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Aqueon Evolve 4 Modifications

I've heard the outflow of this tank is strong even though it is on the lowest settings. Are there any modifications I should use? I've seen cutting holes on the tube to relive pressure and taking nylon and wrapping it around the outflow tube. Suggestions appreciated.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:40 AM   #2 
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I have mine at a very gentle rate. All I did was turn the pump all the way down, turn the outflow nozzle up and towards the tank wall, and shoved a piece of course sponge over the outflow nozzle. Try to find a black sponge. Mine is white, and it is not very pretty. Also provides another spot for beneficial bacteria to colonize.

I have a small crowntail in there, and he has no problem swimming in all sections of the tank.
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Ok, thanks VJM!
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:55 PM   #4 
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I've done what VJM has done as well, and if you let the sponge fall down into the water (so that it's acting as a bridge between your water surface and the HOB outflow, it should drop your current down to absolute stillness.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:28 PM   #5 
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Can you guys show some pictures?
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:37 PM   #6 
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I cut holes in the tube also. I also wedged 3 layers of extra layers of that blue filter sponge stuff btw the intake and the filter cartridge.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:28 PM   #7 
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I have put a small piece of black filter spongy material (Fluval) in the hose before the outtake to slow the flow and it works great. However after a day or 2 the flow goes from perfect to almost nothing. I'm thinking the the sponge is clogging the hose? Then I have to take it out with a tweezer every few days and rinse out in the dirty water... Maybe not a good fix : /
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