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Old 07-13-2012, 07:24 AM   #1
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Filter kicking up sand everywhere

Have a 30g sw tank with a whisperer filter, nice and quiet but it kicks up sand on my rocks so my tank looks boring cuz my nice purple rocks are white cuz they get covered with sand. Want to start a reef tank but if this continues those dreams will be destroyed cuz i dont want a ashy boring reef tank! Should i get a new filter or could it be the sand?
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:56 AM   #2
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I have issue with a sandy bottom freshwater tank. I just turned the flow down on filter so the returning water flow wasn't hitting into substrate. Maybe move the filter on the back to another area of tank?
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:37 AM   #3
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How do u adjust the flow on the filter?
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:46 PM   #4
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Can you adjust the direction of the return so the flow is directed somewhere other than the sand?
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:18 PM   #5
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How do u guys keep sand with the hob filters. On my fw tank I had so many problems with sand getting into the impeller lol
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:29 PM   #6
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Unless you have a cascading water fall out of the filter, I dont see why you would have problems.

Can you try raising the water lvl, would that help?

My penguin 200 has a little scoop on the end, directing water foreword, dose yours? Could you make something like this if not?
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:56 PM   #7
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Thanks guys, i remembered i can raise it, ima try that first maybe that will help
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