02-26-2014, 12:24 AM #1
Simple DIY Filter current reducer.
Hello everyone! Does anyone have any simple DIY ideas to lower my filter current? I've been running a Marineland Penguin Power Filter 200 for some time now. It's always had a pretty high flow/current, but was never a problem until I got my Corkscrew Val's that have now reached the top and get pushed around everywhere. I've thought of sponges, but read that can sometimes burn your motor up. I have some spare bamboo skewers and stacked them and placed them against where the water comes out to try make the water go to the side a bit, it kind of worked but I'm sure there's probably a better way.Planted 37 gallon, Low tech, with Cherry Barbs, Cardinal tetras, and red cherry shrimp.
02-26-2014, 01:28 AM #2
You could try the below:
That had worked pretty good for meIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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02-26-2014, 02:31 AM #3
Thanks Cliff! I'm not sure that's really what I'm looking for. The way my tank is setup, I don't really want to do any floating plants there so you would see plastic from the front of the tank. I may try it anyway since it is made from something I can find around the house.Planted 37 gallon, Low tech, with Cherry Barbs, Cardinal tetras, and red cherry shrimp.