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watts300 03-05-2009 02:04 AM

Need some ideas to break the force of the filter.
 
On my 20 gallon long I have an Aqueon Power 30 filter. That's the one "intended" for 30 gallon aquariums. Since my 20-long isn't as deep as one of those larger tanks, the force of the water coming down from the filter pushes the sand substrate around. It doesn't create clouds of debris -- it takes a few hours to "dig" a hole so that the glass bottom is exposed.

If I had something to break the flow, I imagine that would work. I see lots of web stores with artificial plants, but nothing like a lilly pad that floats. I had thought I could just use some fishing line to the side of the aquarium to hold it in place.

Any one have a better idea than me?

Twistersmom 03-05-2009 07:05 AM

Some of my fake aquarium plants came from the reptile section of the pet store.
They have suction cups on them, so you can fix them to the side of the glass and use them as a floating plant.

watts300 03-05-2009 09:45 AM

That's an excellent idea.

dramaqueen 03-05-2009 09:51 AM

Twistersmom, what a great idea, to get plants from the reptile section of the petstore! I would like a "floating" plant of some kind for my betta to blow bubblenests under. He had one in his smaller container but when I moved him, it was too short to blow bubblenests under. Its completely submerged. Thanks for the idea. :)


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