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Sadie 02-05-2007 09:08 PM

sponge filter too powerful
I just put my frye into a 10 gal tank with the appropriate sponge filter put the current is too stong, any suggestions? The little guys are trying to swim away from the glass and can't(they were doing in fine in the large tank)

musho3210 02-05-2007 09:09 PM

well the constant swimming will promote muscle growth for the fry but if they are getting thrown around the tank you can try to get more sponge and weaken the current

FDStation152 02-05-2007 09:12 PM

You can also try this method. Use an airline splitting valve and manually adjust the airflow to the spong filter. As less air is pumped to the filter the current will decrease.

Sadie 02-05-2007 09:13 PM

sponge filter
I don't understand what you mean by "get more sponge"

FDStation152 02-05-2007 09:18 PM

A bigger sponge attachment would also ease the current though it would also constrict the available space. Cutting down the airflow would be more effective IMO

Sadie 02-05-2007 09:23 PM

sponge filter
Thank you everyone, I think I got it..

FDStation152 thanks, I found a Lok-Tite Gang valve in my odds and ends and I think its just what the doctor ordered.

FDStation152 02-05-2007 09:26 PM

It works wonders :) I have that type of valve on almost all of my air tubing.

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