need a quick fix for my filter - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 10-06-2009, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
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.

its a half a inch of water and you think your gunna drown
fighttest is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 10-06-2009, 07:09 PM
Member
 
MikeyG's Avatar
 
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.
MikeyG is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 10-06-2009, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
thanks ill try it. its not the prettiest thing but im sure it will work

its a half a inch of water and you think your gunna drown
fighttest is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 10-06-2009, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
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

its a half a inch of water and you think your gunna drown
fighttest is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 10-07-2009, 07:59 AM
Member
 
Fishin Pole's Avatar
 
you could also go to a sponge filter.............relatively cheap, easy to maintain and no mechanical issues, unless your air pump stops working.......
Fishin Pole is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 10-07-2009, 11:36 AM
New Member
 
PlatinumBlue's Avatar
 
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.

Proud owner of: 45g hexagon w/angels,red tail black shark,3 white clouds,2 white skirts and 1 glow light tetra. 2 bettas and two african clawed frogs. 1 spoiled dog,2 pampered kitties. One large male iguana and 3 lop ear bunnies. 2 red ear sliders.
PlatinumBlue is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 10-12-2009, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
the filter is working fine now. i ordered some plants today for a dps biotope

its a half a inch of water and you think your gunna drown
fighttest is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need QUICK answer about filter for a 30gallon yippee Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 4 05-03-2009 11:02 AM
Need quick help! Altohombre Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 4 01-16-2008 03:36 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome