Fluval FX5 knocks my little fish around
So I LOVE my Fluval FX5, but I have recently gotten some new smaller fishes that have now been added to the tank.
If they swim to the right hand side, they stay very low or very high in the tank - there is a lot of power/water coming out of that FX5.
Then I also even noticed previous to this that my other fish spend most of their time over to the left. Rarely venturing to the right of the tank. It's calmer on the left with no output.
SO, I turned the valves down - the ones going in and out of the filter. I closed them a bit - about 1/8 of the way towards closed. So just a smidge on both sides to reduce the flow.
Is this Okay?
It is a 72 gallon tank so I'm on the very low end of even "meeting the need" for this filter.
As soon as I adjusted it down, my newest penguin fish came up from the bottom and started swimming around confidently in their little school. My Cherry Barbs ventured over to the right side like the've never been there before. Waiting for my Pearl Gourami and my Angel fish to head that way too...
Fish "Getting" is easy. It is the Fish "Keeping" that is the hard part.