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post #1 of 9 Old 02-01-2011, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
Filter current power

I have a whisper power filter. The current coming from the filter (where the water leaves the filter) is a bit too powrful for it moves plants around. i know theres already a thread similiar to this, but i had trouble finding it T_T. any suggetions on how to reduce the power of the current?

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-02-2011, 12:35 AM
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Knowing exactly what filter you have would really help. My Aquaclear has a little lever that can adjust intake/outflow within a fairly small range. Keeping your water level high also helps. If all else fails you can probably rig something (a bit of plastic bottle or whatnot) to the outflow.

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post #3 of 9 Old 02-02-2011, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
Its a whisper power filter for 10 gallon

and the water level is all the way to the top XD so much so that when i put my arm in to remove something or shift a plant, some water comes out XD

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post #4 of 9 Old 02-02-2011, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
this is it right here

Whisper 10 Power Filter

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post #5 of 9 Old 02-03-2011, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
nobody? T_T

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post #6 of 9 Old 02-03-2011, 04:25 PM
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I didn't think there was much more to say on my idea. It doesn't look to have any sort of flow adjustment. I'd try adding something onto the return (the bottle bit I mentioned before maybe).

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2 Gold White Cloud Minnows
3 Dwarf Chain Loaches
2 Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami

55g Amazon Tank
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1 Black Angel
1 Koi Angel
2 Bolivian Rams
14 Pristella Tetra
10 Dwarf Pencilfish
2-3 Twig Catfish (to come)
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post #7 of 9 Old 02-03-2011, 04:29 PM
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I used the plastic bottle thing and it works great.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/b...-baffle-30139/
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post #8 of 9 Old 02-03-2011, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
thanks for the post. I didnt know what plastic rig was being referred to. But the filter baffle works perfectly!!! thanks!

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post #9 of 9 Old 02-03-2011, 04:57 PM
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Np, its such a great and simple solution it makes you wonder why you didnt think of it too.
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