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Old 02-21-2015, 09:39 PM   #1 
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Slowing the flow of this Filter



Okay, so I know about baffling a filter, I've looked all over though and can't seem to find anything that will work with the filter that came with the tank I bought.

Let me start off by saying this sucker is HUGE and it sits inside of the tank. The intake isn't bad but when it flows out it's like a raging river! There isn't a way for me to adjust the flower of it either. I wanted to ask you guys for any advice before I tossed the two I have (I bought two of these tanks sets awhile ago) and buy new ones for the tanks before I put fish in them. The size of tank I'm working with is a 10 gallon

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Any help or ideas would be great, I just don't even know where to start with this monstrosity. Would have bought a couple different filters up front if I would have known, but I figured I would at least try to give these a shot.

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Old 02-21-2015, 10:02 PM   #2 
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I had one for a 3 gallon (an appropriate strength filter, so it was smaller) and put it near the corner and used one of the betta hammocks stuck on the side wall to kinda buffer the flow a bit, I also put some bigger live plants under it to help. My boy I had in there seemed to like it (he'd play in the flow on the hammock), but I upgraded to a 10 gal set with a different filter.
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:08 PM   #3 
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Not sure if it's the exact model I have, but I did two things to mine. The first was since I was using it as a biological filter, I ditched the slide in pad and inserted a fluval coarse sponge. Came in a two pack from Petco. Just took minor trimming. This will increase the biological surface area by about 5 times.

On the actual pump on my Tetra filter, there is a slide switch on the side of the pump motor for adjusting the speed.

Hope this helps you. Hard to see in the add if our filters are exactly the same.
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:18 PM   #4 
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Thank you both! I honestly currently have it rigged to where the material I made the dividers out of is over the flow and it slowed it down some (keep in mind I did this 10 or 15 minutes ago while waiting for replies and it's seriously a rubber band holding the mesh stuff over the flow) so I will try some of your suggestions to see if it works better! I haven't found any sort of switch on it yet, but I may have over looked it, I've done all but take the filter apart. I just don't want to put my fish in and have them tossed around like rag dolls because of the current. I'm a bit of an over protective fish mom.
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:58 PM   #5 
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+1^ Fourthwind.

Turns out restricting the intake is the best way to reduce flow. You might try the denser, small-cell filter foam or filter floss.
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:01 AM   #6 
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i have fluval filter sponge banded over the outflow of my Aqueon evolve4's filter, but I have the same filter from my Tetra 3 gallon cube. You could try banding sponge over the intake.
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:46 PM   #7 
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I will give that a shot after I run to the store, thank you all again ^.^ hoping it makes a big difference. With the mesh I have over it right now it's helped a little, but once this winter weather clears I'm going to try the sponge!~
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