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post #1 of 8 Old 01-09-2007, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
Filter out of control!

I decided to add another filter to my 400 liter / 106 US gal tank. I already have a canister filter rated at 1200 lph. This new internal is rated the same...recommended for tanks up to 460 liters.

The problem is the tremendous speed at which the water comes out...it's bending plants on the OPPOSITE side of the tank...a five foot tank!

What on earth can I do to slow it/disperse it?
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-09-2007, 04:55 PM
you could attack a sponge to the filter intake, this slows down the intake and provides excellent bio filtration
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-09-2007, 04:57 PM
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Attach a spray bar.
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-09-2007, 10:59 PM
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Use a spraybar pointed toward the tank wall.

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post #5 of 8 Old 01-10-2007, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
Ok, I've ordered a spray bar kit...I hope it fits. In the short term, I've wrapped a bit of coarse sponge around the outlet nozzle. The flow is slower, but will it burn out the pump?

Thanks for the advice thus far!
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post #6 of 8 Old 01-10-2007, 07:11 AM
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It will cause the pump to work harder, what sort of pump is it?
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-10-2007, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
It's a Jebo LAC internal filter. Max output is 2300 lph. Rated for aquariums up to 460 liters. Not sure if this helps? You can see it here: http://www.charterhouse-aquatics.co....lter-p-46.html
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-10-2007, 03:14 PM
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You can make your own spraybar. Take a piece of rigid tubing that will fit the filter outlet. Drill small holes along one side of it. Then plug the end with a coarse sponge. Install it pointing the holes toward one wall of the aquarium and the sponge toward the adjacent wall. If you step the tube up from the size needed to fit the filter to a larger size, that should also cut down the water pressure.

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