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    I have a small 10 gal tank and currently am using an aqua clear 20 pump along with a sponge filter.

    My sponge filter consists of a 6" PVC pipe connected to an elbow joint where the water runs out of a skulls mouth after being filtered. My problem is that the water comes out in a ton of bubbles, where as I wanted more of a trickling of water like a small waterfall.

    Does anyone know of an air pump that would be stronger or maybe just a completely different water pump that will give me the effect i am looking for?

    Here are some pics, I removed the sponge from the PVC just for a better picture.

    IMG_6898.jpgIMG_6899.jpgIMG_6900.jpg

    Let me know what you guys think would do the trick

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    Is the air flow rate adjustable on the AC?...if not, being able to adjust it may help...

    I have 2 of these, nice quiet little air pump, with fully adjustable flow: http://www.amazon.com/JW-Pet-Company.../dp/B002DVVDFA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Is the air flow rate adjustable on the AC?...if not, being able to adjust it may help...

    I have 2 of these, nice quiet little air pump, with fully adjustable flow: http://www.amazon.com/JW-Pet-Company.../dp/B002DVVDFA
    No its not adjustable..

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    I'd try the one I linked for you, then
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    Anyone know of a pump the local petstore would carry?

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    would bigger or fewer holes in the pipe help? more water might flow through versus "bubbling" out

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    the problem is that for an air pump to lift water it needs the bubbles...

    You could use a power head... but that might give you a fountain lol

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