Canister filters - can you control flow?

  1. thepinched Initiate Member

    i am thinking about getting a canister filter. but i had a question, can you regulate the flow on them? i would like to get a Eheim that's bigger than i need and if i could throttle it down then i'd have something that i could always scale with.

    i ask because i read this on the Eheim ecco product page:

    The flow rate is adjusted at the drain cock.
     
  2. outlaw Well Known Member Member

    I am not familiar with Eheim in particular, but most if not all of the canisters have a shut off valve which you turn, this can obviously close the ends for removal of the canister or restrict your water flow as much or as little as you want.

    Depending on the size of the tank, you can point the spray bar at the back of the tank as well to help deflect the current.