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    I've got 2 AC 30s running on my 20 gallon tall and am wondering about a good way to break up the current? When they are on full the current moves is fairly strong and pushes my plants around, I was thinking attaching a piece of milk carton or 2 liter bottle but not sure of how to do that. Thanks for the help.
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    Cut top and bottom off a pop bottle, then cut it (length wise) so that it curls up tighter. Tape one end to top of filter and pull the other end down infront of flow... adjust as needed

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    Two different ideas, same result, I like the 2nd one better since it doesn't sit in the water as much, just blocks the flow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limming View Post
    I've got 2 AC 30s running on my 20 gallon tall and am wondering about a good way to break up the current? When they are on full the current moves is fairly strong and pushes my plants around, I was thinking attaching a piece of milk carton or 2 liter bottle but not sure of how to do that. Thanks for the help.
    Why not dial the flow back on one or both? A lower flow rate will still provide the benefit of the additional media....

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    Why not dial the flow back on one or both? A lower flow rate will still provide the benefit of the additional media....
    That's what I've done for now but I also want a bit more aeration. Thanks for the ideas I'll see how they work.
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    I have made 4 of the link that Goes to 11 posted. They work great.
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    That's what I've done for now but I also want a bit more aeration. Thanks for the ideas I'll see how they work.
    What makes you think that the fish need more aeration?
    I can't imagine how you'd need more aeration with 2 filters on a 20 gallon tank, but good luck in your endeavor.

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