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Old 02-19-2012, 02:41 PM   #11 
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I also have one of my tanks, also an Aqueon Evolve 2, unplugged for the same reason. Even if I have the filter flow at it's lowest, the pull is still too much for my longfinned VT, Tango. I was told that I can order an aquarium hose clamp and clamp it on the hose to the filter pump and drill a hole just below where the clamp is so water still has a way out and doesn't backflow into and damage the filter. I still need to order the clamp though haha. But I'm hoping it will help with reducing that pull as well.
you can also get a valve on amazon that allows you to crank it down.
i would trust that to work more than i would a clamp
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:43 PM   #12 
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you can also get a valve on amazon that allows you to crank it down.
i would trust that to work more than i would a clamp
Maybe. Either way, I'd have to order it. None of the fish stores here have anything like what I'd need in stock or on their website. I was going to use the clamp simply due to the fact that another member said they had done it with great success lol. But I'm open to ideas.

what valve are you talking about?
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:56 AM   #13 
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Maybe. Either way, I'd have to order it. None of the fish stores here have anything like what I'd need in stock or on their website. I was going to use the clamp simply due to the fact that another member said they had done it with great success lol. But I'm open to ideas.

what valve are you talking about?
I believe this one if you go that route: http://www.amazon.com/Two-Little-Fis...9749666&sr=8-1 . The sponge was definitely helpful though.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:57 AM   #14 
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Don't bother with those "fixes" just get a sponge for a larger Aquaclear filter and attach it in front of the skimmer slots.

Ive got a fluval spec and looked at the early Aqueon tanks and of the two I think the Aqueon is a little better engineered even though the 2gal I looked at had a seven millimeter miss-fit between the clear and black lids that allowed the clear lid to fall in. Looks like Aqueon retro-fitted all shipped stock with lids that have a hook on the front to keep it from happening. The 2gal spec has insufficient space for the pump and too many overflow skim slots. The amount of flow that the little pump with the Spec can produce is stifled even further by having to wedge it in the space available. I'm severely concerned about stressing the glass itself when I put it in. The spec is a marvelous tank and quite effective, just fill in both the gaps in the big rear sponge with more sponge and it'll perform well. One of these days a company other than Penn-Plax and Marineland will figure out how carbon actually works.

Both these systems can be made 100% better by adding in a half inch thick medium density (like the pre-filters in fluval canisters) sponge that covers the front of the skimmer slots.
The sponge definitely helped! Now my Bloo can have his filter plugged in all the time no problem. Thank you.
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Not quite sure which slots you guys are talking about. Can someone post up a photo? Greatly appreciateD!
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:07 PM   #16 
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Not quite sure which slots you guys are talking about. Can someone post up a photo? Greatly appreciateD!
They're the slots that I circled in red in the OP.
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The sponge didnt work for me. I used aquaclear foam and wedged it between the filter they provide and the skimmer. Flow was still out of control
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:21 AM   #18 
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The sponge didnt work for me. I used aquaclear foam and wedged it between the filter they provide and the skimmer. Flow was still out of control
Same here. My betta, sleeps on the vent :S.
Now he refuses to use the right side of the tank unless the filter is off. The flow out is too strong
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