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Old 12-01-2012, 10:39 PM   #1
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Reducing flow of bubbler

Hi! I have a bubble rod that I cut in half, so now it's about 6 inches. The thing is my air pump is a little too powerful for it and the bubbles just kind of shoot up super fast and they're making too strong of a current in my tank. If I pinch the airline tube to lessen the flow, is there a chance that I could overheat or ruin the motor in the air pump?
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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Depending on the pump, too much back pressure could cause some damage to the valves. Get a gang valve assembly or at least a three way valve to divert some of the extra air.
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