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post #1 of 4 Old 08-29-2010, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
My HOB filter is creating too much current.

Does anyone have any tricks or fixes I can use to somehow divert the flow to the side of the tank?

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-29-2010, 01:12 AM
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I don't know if my solution will work for you but it seems to work rather well in my tank, in all parts of the tank besides right below and in front of it the current has been substantially reduced, my floating plants aren't constantly tossed around.

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-29-2010, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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I don't know if my solution will work for you but it seems to work rather well in my tank, in all parts of the tank besides right below and in front of it the current has been substantially reduced, my floating plants aren't constantly tossed around.

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IDK about that one. Mine is a Bio-Wheel model.

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post #4 of 4 Old 08-29-2010, 01:31 AM
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What I did was take a water bottle and cut the ends off. I cut the remaining portion to the size of the outflow then taped the bottle on the lid of the HOB and hung it down and under the outflow. This causes the water the run to the left and right sides instead of straight down into the tank. It greatly reduced the current without reducing the filtration.
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