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Old 11-11-2011, 06:14 PM   #1 
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Aqueon 1 Gallon Mini Bow Filter Intake Too Strong

Hey everyone!

Is there any way to baffle the water intake on the filter of an Aqueon 1 Gallon Mini Bow kit? It appears to be too strong for the CT in the tank.

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Old 11-11-2011, 06:30 PM   #2 
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Well what I did with mine I got some gauze and wrapped it around the filter out take.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:13 PM   #3 
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Will wrapping gauze around the outtake decrease the strength of theintake?
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:56 PM   #4 
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It will not decrease it much but it will protect your betta's fins.
I use this sponge for the MiniBows: http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=3650250
It reduces the intake, protects your betta's fins and it blends in with the rest of the filter. You don't even need to tie it down... fits perfectly.
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:35 PM   #5 
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I'll be sure to pick one up tomorrow. Thank you!
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:22 AM   #6 
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someplace around here I've got instructions on how to add a flow limiter into the pump itself to reduce the speed. Its a plastic sheet cut to fit the impeller housing that has a hole smaller than the intake pipe. Runs great on my #2 hospice tank.

Keep in mind that the only way to reduce the POWER of the filter is to increase the intake surface area, which means either sticking a sponge on it... or wedging a small bottle with lots of holes on! (clean bottle thoroughly)
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:45 PM   #7 
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I shoved a small piece of AQ foam into the water outlet (where the water comes out before it contacts the filter). Did the trick nicely. I tried to get the Fluval pre-filter, but they didn't have it at my LFS, so I went with this method.
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