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Blaxicanlatino 02-01-2011 04:26 PM

Filter current power
 
I have a whisper power filter. The current coming from the filter (where the water leaves the filter) is a bit too powrful for it moves plants around. i know theres already a thread similiar to this, but i had trouble finding it T_T. any suggetions on how to reduce the power of the current?

burnsbabe 02-01-2011 11:35 PM

Knowing exactly what filter you have would really help. My Aquaclear has a little lever that can adjust intake/outflow within a fairly small range. Keeping your water level high also helps. If all else fails you can probably rig something (a bit of plastic bottle or whatnot) to the outflow.

Blaxicanlatino 02-02-2011 10:17 AM

Its a whisper power filter for 10 gallon

and the water level is all the way to the top XD so much so that when i put my arm in to remove something or shift a plant, some water comes out XD

Blaxicanlatino 02-02-2011 10:18 AM

this is it right here

Whisper 10 Power Filter

Blaxicanlatino 02-03-2011 02:09 PM

nobody? T_T

burnsbabe 02-03-2011 03:25 PM

I didn't think there was much more to say on my idea. It doesn't look to have any sort of flow adjustment. I'd try adding something onto the return (the bottle bit I mentioned before maybe).

Grimmjow 02-03-2011 03:29 PM

I used the plastic bottle thing and it works great.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/b...-baffle-30139/

Blaxicanlatino 02-03-2011 03:47 PM

thanks for the post. I didnt know what plastic rig was being referred to. But the filter baffle works perfectly!!! thanks!

Grimmjow 02-03-2011 03:57 PM

Np, its such a great and simple solution it makes you wonder why you didnt think of it too.


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