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too much current
I currently have a ten gallon tank with the top fin ten gallon filter in it. I'm not sure how much gph it produces, but I do know that it creates a lot of current. Is there anyway to reduce the amount of current that it produces? Ever once in a while my fish get stuck in the current (and while kinda amusing to watch) it can't be too good for them.
There is usually a knob to reduce the flow..
if not I use saran wrap, tape it on and poke holes in it.
There is no nob on my filter, even though it says there should be in the directions.
That filter should be filtering around 50gph. Shouldn't be that much current. Raise your water level to about 1/2"" from the top of your aquarium.
Live and fake plants can also be used to break up the current so that youhave slower moving water in parts of the tank.
I have quiet a few plants, I'll look into rearranging them to try and keep the water current down.
usually, filters have attachments on their output tubes, i would suggest to look for the attachement that looks like a fan.. and direct the output to the wall (slightly upward) to decrease the power of the water.
hope this one helps..
i_k, power filters do not have that type of adjustment. They are like a waterfall.
sorry, don't have any pic or examples, it would be better if someone has one or somebody understands of what im saying.hehehe :)
I would love to see a picture of it. I could use them on my tanks as well. I could make one but it would butt ugly.
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