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CaliforniaFishkeeper 08-28-2010 11:46 PM

My HOB filter is creating too much current.
 
Does anyone have any tricks or fixes I can use to somehow divert the flow to the side of the tank?

zof 08-29-2010 12:12 AM

I don't know if my solution will work for you but it seems to work rather well in my tank, in all parts of the tank besides right below and in front of it the current has been substantially reduced, my floating plants aren't constantly tossed around.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/d...er-flow-48498/

CaliforniaFishkeeper 08-29-2010 12:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zof (Post 458685)
I don't know if my solution will work for you but it seems to work rather well in my tank, in all parts of the tank besides right below and in front of it the current has been substantially reduced, my floating plants aren't constantly tossed around.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/d...er-flow-48498/

IDK about that one. Mine is a Bio-Wheel model.

LisaC144 08-29-2010 12:31 AM

What I did was take a water bottle and cut the ends off. I cut the remaining portion to the size of the outflow then taped the bottle on the lid of the HOB and hung it down and under the outflow. This causes the water the run to the left and right sides instead of straight down into the tank. It greatly reduced the current without reducing the filtration.
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