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  1. #1

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    Ok so I have a fluval c4 on the end of my 55 galllon tank. It was working pretty good and befor I had live plants I wanted all the current I could get. But sense switching to powerheads for my under gravel filter the flow was tossing my plants almost flat. So I took a chunk of 2 pvc and cut it in half the long way. Then I cut it down to 9 inches long and drilled about 25 3/16 holes. Lastly I cut 2 slits about an 1/8 thick across maby 75% of the pic pipe on each end to let out any water that over flowed from the main discharge holes. I then just lifted up my filter a little and wedged the finished flow diverter Under it. It is working better than I thought it would and looks better than the Gatorade bottle diffuser I came across in the stickies imo but that one did function just fine. Here are a few pics if the finished product.

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    Sorry the pictures are upside down on here they are normal on my phone. If a mod or someone could rotate them it would be much appreciated.

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    That is a great idea. Thanks for sharing the pics. I have so much down flow in my 75g from my AC110 that I can't keep any plants below it without them being flattened sideways. This might be a solution for me. I still will have the Eheim water flow on the other end of the tank.

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    Glad I could help. I’m making one with all slits for my 10 gallon to try and keep a little flow for a glass cat my gf has so I’ll post results on that model. Oh and after work I got parts for a spray bar and I found a connector that should make it very stable while hanging on the tank vs just a 90* elbow.

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