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PostSubject: Too Fast Filter? Ideas?   Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:45 am

I'm still in the process of setting up my tank, and bought an internal filter the other day.
The flow is so strong that my substrate is forming sand dunes, and I think any top/middle swimming fish would get blown away.
The filter doesn't have a flow adjuster and didn't come with a spraybar. I know I could maybe make one out of PVC pipe, but does anyone have any other ideas?
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PostSubject: bar   Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:37 pm

the spray barr is the best idea i can think of
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PostSubject: Re: Too Fast Filter? Ideas?   Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:03 am

When I had discus and wanted to reduce the current my filters were putting into the tank. I turned the spray bars from the canister filters around towards the glass and pointed the internal filter outlet into the corner of the tank. So if all you can do is put a spray bar on your filter then if you want to reduce the current even more then you could try pointing it at the glass.

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PostSubject: Re: Too Fast Filter? Ideas?   Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:09 am

I point mine towards the glass Wink
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PostSubject: sponge   Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:23 am

i use to be BIG in breeding angel fish and when they were spawning i used a block of sponge to block off most of the water flow from the filter , i could adjust how much by the thickness of the sponge
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PostSubject: Re: Too Fast Filter? Ideas?   Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:44 am

I found a spray bar at an aquarium shop, and I can just attach it with a piece of plastic hose once I find one the right size.

Thanks for all your help Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Too Fast Filter? Ideas?   Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:29 pm

if its only for bristlenose then i would leave it, if its for other fish then the spray bar is the idea

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PostSubject: Re: Too Fast Filter? Ideas?   Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:44 pm

So I attached the spray bar and it is awesome, there is still a good flow of water through the tank, but it is spread out now, so the substrate isn't being so disturbed, and top swimming fish would be fine.

My problem now is that there is a slight whistling sound. I dont think I would hear it during the day... Is this a problem, or is this normal when using spray bars?
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PostSubject: Re: Too Fast Filter? Ideas?   Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:35 pm

i have never had a spray bar do that before
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PostSubject: Re: Too Fast Filter? Ideas?   Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:57 pm

Willow Midnight wrote:
So I attached the spray bar and it is awesome, there is still a good flow of water through the tank, but it is spread out now, so the substrate isn't being so disturbed, and top swimming fish would be fine.

My problem now is that there is a slight whistling sound. I dont think I would hear it during the day... Is this a problem, or is this normal when using spray bars?
Have you made certain that any air bubbles are out of the system ?
Spray bars can do funny things and also check that there is nothing vibrating in the setup that you have made.
Marty Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Too Fast Filter? Ideas?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:15 am

Oh I forgot about this thread:)
Eventually I worked out that the filter made the whistling noise when it got clogged with plant debris
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PostSubject: Re: Too Fast Filter? Ideas?   Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:47 pm

Willow Midnight wrote:
Oh I forgot about this thread:)
Eventually I worked out that the filter made the whistling noise when it got clogged with plant debris
That would do the trick.
Terrific that it worked out for you
Marty Smile
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