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need a quick fix for my filter
Old 10-06-2009, 05:54 PM   #1
 
need a quick fix for my filter

im starting a 10g dwarf puffer fish tank and im using a sand substrate to grow plants in. my problem is my filter is blowing the sand away creating a crater. i figure if i dissipated the water flow coming out of the filter it will prevent this but i don't know how i would do that.
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:09 PM   #2
 
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I had that problem in my shellie tank. Try this:

Filter Currents: A Betta's Worst Nightmare#

Basically just the center of a water bottle cut in half. That and a piece of duct tape to secure it.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:36 PM   #3
 
thanks ill try it. its not the prettiest thing but im sure it will work
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:06 PM   #4
 
the way my filter works i have to put the plastic underneath the filter outflow. i just cut up a bottle and it fits so im gunna silicone it to the filter tommorow
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:59 AM   #5
 
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you could also go to a sponge filter.............relatively cheap, easy to maintain and no mechanical issues, unless your air pump stops working.......
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:36 AM   #6
 
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I cut a small plastic cup in half and secured a half under the outflow with a rubber band and took care of the problems for me.
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:31 PM   #7
 
the filter is working fine now. i ordered some plants today for a dps biotope
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