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Old 04-06-2011, 06:14 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Powerfilter is too strong--

How can I adjust the propeller on my new tank's filter?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tetra-Aqua...-Pets/12177653

^ That is the tank I got. I'm starting to cycle it now, but I can already tell that this filter would beat Blu up! I also worry that if it's too strong, that the intake may be too strong as well (otherwise I would just use cheese cloth or a sponge to help the current)

How would I adjust the power of the propeller or is this possible?
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:17 PM   #2 
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I just lift the intake tube until the flow slows down, then thread some tape underneath the curve, and tape it to the filter so it doesn't slip down. Hope that helps! And btw, I have the exact same tank! I love it!
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:11 PM   #3 
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I just lift the intake tube until the flow slows down, then thread some tape underneath the curve, and tape it to the filter so it doesn't slip down. Hope that helps! And btw, I have the exact same tank! I love it!
I have heard & read about people doing that, but always wonder if that is good long term for the filter? Do you happen to know?
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It doesn't seem to cause any issues. I've been doing it for a couple of months.
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It doesn't seem to cause any issues. I've been doing it for a couple of months.
OK - I was hoping you (or somebody) had been doing it for a year or so.

Doesn't really matter since I'm in the process (as I can afford it) of changing all my betta tanks over to internal filters.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:47 PM   #6 
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Could I get a picture of this? I'm not sure I understand.
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:00 PM   #7 
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I don't have a camera, sorry. So I made a rough drawing in Paint. You can see that the tape is UNDER the filter intake tube, which keeps the tube from slipping out of place. Just thread it under the tube, and stick the sides of the tape to the filter.
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Mine was kind of strong too so I used the following things:

1) I obtained: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2754034 . I cut a small ring off the top and then cut the ring once so it was one long piece. I pushed the cut piece into the filters intake and then put the ring of foam over the intake tube.

2) I also used the following info for the output:

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=30139

I've had good luck with it and now Harley doesn't get pushed away from the filter when he tries to swim near it.

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Old 04-07-2011, 11:08 AM   #9 
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Could I get a picture of this? I'm not sure I understand.
Here is a pic of one of my tanks with an aquarium sponge used as a baffle. MUCH safer than the plastic bottle baffle, IMO. One of our posters here lost her curious betta when he swam into the water bottle, but couldn't get out. Poor thing drowned.

Not only is the sponge/foam baffle safer, but it gives the "good" bacteria another place to grow! AND it's easy to control how much flow you want - pull it up for more flow & down for less.
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