Filter's to powerful

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Skadunkadunk, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Skadunkadunk

    SkadunkadunkValued MemberMember

    My filter is a Whisper 5-15 power filter, and it seems to powerful. Whenever my fish swim on the top region of the tank toward the filter, the filter pushes them the other way. Is there anyway I can reduce it's power, do I need to get a new filter, or should I just leave it?
     
  2. OP
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    Skadunkadunk

    SkadunkadunkValued MemberMember

  3. Gunnie

    GunnieWell Known MemberMember

    You could try using a pre-filter sponge which fits over the intake. This might slow your flow down a bit.
     
  4. Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    I have one of those filters and according to the instructions with it you can raise the uptake tube just a little and it will slow down the water flow. Mine wouldn't stay up so I slid a pencil under the tube.
    carol
     
  5. 0morrokh

    0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    Hey, thanks! I have that exact same filter and the same problem--it drives my Guppies crazy! I'm going to try that!
     
  6. vin

    vinWell Known MemberMember

    Whispers have an adjustment knob at the top of the intake tube...I assume you've already tried this, correct?
     
  7. 0morrokh

    0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    Mine doesn't.
     
  8. OP
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    Skadunkadunk

    SkadunkadunkValued MemberMember

    mine doesnt either
     
  9. 0morrokh

    0morrokhFishlore VIPMember

    Maybe vin's got a different model.
     
  10. vin

    vinWell Known MemberMember