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Old 08-15-2006, 12:23 PM   #1
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slowing the flow in aquacalear

ive made a refugium out of an aquaclear, but it flows VERY FAST. the instructions say there is an adjuster, but that is not the case for the model i have. does anyone know how to slow the flow down??
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Trim down the impellor blades a little. That should help.

You can also install a baffle sort of like I did in this thread linked below. A broken CD case is all that is needed.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=75846
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What size AC is it. All models but the 110 share the same motor. You can exchange the impeller from a smaller model, if moving the suction tube doesn't reduce the flow enough.
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oooh thanks dt! i like the cd case idea. as soon as i get off, im goin to try it, yay!

its a ac70. i really wanted the 110, but thanks to a not so nice ebayer, i didnt recieve it. altho i did get my money back, it wasnt enough to buy the 110 at petsmart, and i needed it right away. i had bought everything at the same time, and my chaeto and live rock rubble was running the risk of dying out if i didnt get it in something bigger. i still wish i coulda got the 110 tho. oh well what are ya gonna do...

anyways, thanks!!!
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