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Old 06-19-2009, 01:23 AM   #1 
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Question Current reducer

So I bought Bubby a bigger tank which is ten gallons two days ago. It came in a kit that included a filter. I've set up his new tank while he still in quarantine (he's under medication for fin and tail rot in a 2g pot), and I've started to cycle the tank before I put Bubby in. Since there is no dial to reduce the current flow of the water on the filter, does anyone have any suggestions to how I can reduce it?
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:43 AM   #2 
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What type of filter is it? With both my Top Fin and my Aqua-tech I used these in the tube:
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2752987
And made this:
http://www.petfish.net/articles/Do-I...urrentkill.php

And it has worked great for me.
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:53 AM   #3 
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It's a Top Fin Filter.
How did you insert the sponge into the tube? I'm planning to go out and buy one tomorrow with more live plants for Bubby to hind in. Thank you for your advice! This helps a lot!
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:45 AM   #4 
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What I do is just cut them in half and put them in the tube that goes into the water. All I've needed so far with my top fin is half of the sponge.
note: We use a paper clip as a tool to get the sponges out when I need to replace them.
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Thanks AngelicScars! Hopefully Bubby likes his new home ^_^.
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:57 PM   #6 
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No problem, glad I could help! :)
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:17 PM   #7 
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That is a great method for flow reduction! As far as replacing them though that is unnecessary. use your paper clip to remove them and rinse in a bucket of tank water, then re insert them! A nice cost saver ;)
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:17 PM   #8 
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I do just that, rinse them and put them back in. I'm sure after awhile they'll need to be replaced though.
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:20 PM   #9 
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5 or 6 years maybe.
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Old 06-21-2009, 03:33 PM   #10 
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the drink bottle is genious! i've been looking for a current reducer and that's PERFECT :]]]
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