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Old 06-26-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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Current strength

How do you know if its to strong?
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:04 PM   #2
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What size tank? And what fish? If they look like they can't swim then it's probably to strong. Otherwise they are gonna be okay.
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It's dependent on the type of fish. Some fish like strong currents, others don't. If you have fish that have large, flowing fins, you typically don't want too strong a flow (it'd be like sticking your head out the window of your car at 65mph).
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100 gallon, but it's a tall tank. No fish yet.
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What stock were you thinking of
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Tetras do okay with a decent current? Cory cats too? I don't think the current is to bad. The sand is barely moving. The top of the water towards the front is moving a little fast but the rest isn't to bad. It's a powerhead filter.
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What if I put panty hose around the jet?
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I have a 220g with 4 canister filters and 2 larger PH's which gives a nice current. I have angels, tetras, threadfin rainbows, cory's, etc. Let the fish decide by you observing them before attempting to alter it.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:48 PM   #9
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I think that's pretty good advice, actually.
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You could try dropping a few fish flakes in the water and observe where they go. It can help determine where high flow areas and dead spots are.
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hey, I made a youtube video about buffering the current, if you decide it is too strong

How to lessen the strength of your fish filter - YouTube
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Since it is a tall tank, the current wont do much on the bottom, the current will flow from the surface and barely reach the bottom alongside the glass. I strongly suggest you get an ADDITIONAL under gravel filter or at least a powerhead to discourage stagnant areas.
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