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Re: Reducing Flow on Small Tank Filters
> Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2002 10:25:21 -0500
> From: Jon Wright <Jon.Wright at DropShip_Org>
> Subject: Reducing Flow on Small Tank Filters
> In addition to all of the excellent suggestions made so far as to how
> to reduce filter flow for small tanks, I have an idea that I HAVE NOT TRIED.
> Looking at the Aquaclear desgin, when the intake tube is set to the
> lowest level, the filter is recycling flow from inside the filter iteslf to
> keep the water moving the pump at a constant volume. Seems to me that if
> you increase the amount of recycled water, you will decrease the amount of
> water pulled from the tank. Couldn't you just cut out a small section of
> the intake tube where the recycled water would be entering the pump? This
> would allow the filter to pull more water from within itself, and less
> from the tank. I see some difficulty in getting the amount of tube to remove
> corect, so if you do this, go very slowly on the cutting!
If you're using an Aquaclear, just pick the intake tube up slightly, so that you are moving the end of the tube farther away from the pump This creates a larger gap allowing more water to recirculate.