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Old 11-27-2011, 08:55 AM   #1
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How do you reduce filter terbulance?

All my fish have been fighting the filters current and it tires them out what can I do ?
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All my fish have been fighting the filters current and it tires them out what can I do ?
Try a small piece of foam over the outlet to reduce the flow.

Make it porous though, you don't wanna back up the flow!
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This is what I did on my HOB filter and it works well. I also have an air stone and another internal filter for surface agitation so if that's your only filter and you reduce the flow just keep an eye on your fish. If you see them gasping at the top you may need to add an air stone or remove the filter padding to get some surface exchange.
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Doesn't it have to be turbulent to mix the water around ?
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:32 PM   #5
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Keeping you water levels high is also a goos way to reduce flow from filters. Thats usually the cause of excess current in mine.
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