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Old 10-21-2004, 08:45 PM   #1
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AC 500

hey all

im running an ac 500 in my nano (well my 10 g) and the flow is absolutly crazy. its blowing the sand in the front of my tank everywhere, even when i direct the PH into the flow to try to scatter it. how the heck can i modify this??

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Old 10-21-2004, 08:53 PM   #2
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Why an ac500? The best bet would be to use a different(smaller) filter but obviously you don't have one. I did some mods on my ac500-not to reduce flow though but I glued an extension on the outtake like the entire length of where the water comes out. I did this to reduce bubbles from the skimmer I put in it and it ripples the water across the surface rather than coming straight down into the tank. I think that would divert the flow to a more horizontal flow rather than a vertical flow. HTH
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try a sponge on the intake
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would that put extra stress on the motor?
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i tried the sponge and that didnt help. i was wondering if i could modify it to flow into a some kind of spray bar....? and ideas on that? because i want a lot of flow, and the reason i chose the AC 500 was for its size, im using it as a refugium too.

is this what you meant by an "extension: edmonton eskimo? if not, how did you do that?
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I just took a piece of acrylic that is 10" long and 4" wide and I glued it to the bottom of the lip that hangs into the tank. It sounds weird but it was very easy. I will post a pic when I figure out how to do it
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Trim down the impellor, that will make it pump less.....
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I've heard bad things about doing that anyone else?
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Can you put the impeller from a smaller unit in it?
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would that put extra stress on the motor?
never that I have found. Sponges are used on intakes quite often to safeguard fish and inverts.
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