Too much disturbance?

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I have a 29 gallon tank that came with an Aqueon Power Filter 20, but it seems to disturb the water A LOT.

I have the ank filled up within a centimetre of the top black edge and it is still very audible and creates a lot of bubbles. I am wondering if this will be a problem? I have a planted tank and will have a school of neon tetras, a school of serpaes, a DG, a guppy, and some cories.

Any thoughts? Is it ok or should I try and rig something onto the filter so it is not create such a gushing waterfall?
 

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Shouldn't be a problem - that filter isn't too much for your tank. As you stock the tank it might not be enough though.
 
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Edit: It is actually a Aqueon Powerfilter 30. The website mislabled it, just checked the box it came in.
 

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as long as you don't see the fish hiding from it or being blown around by it then it should be fine.
 

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Jaysee said:
Shouldn't be a problem - that filter isn't too much for your tank. As you stock the tank it might not be enough though.
It's better that it's a 30 and not a 20, but my previous post still holds true.
 
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Thanks Jaysee, duly noted. What size of filter should I get for an additional one? I am going to be getting similar to a Hagen Elite Mini filter hopefully if I can find one, for diffusing C02. Would this do the trick?
 

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Ah, if you're doing CO2 and all that's a realm I don't know about. Wait for someone who knows about plants.

From the fish side, I would get a filter of the same size.
 
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Haha ok thanks for your help!
 

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Good morning. The link above may give you some ideas on diffusing the filter flow so that it isn't so strong and yet it won't bother the filters performance.

I use a brick sponge and cut it just a tad bit larger than the filter out flow area. I force it to fit and it works great. No strings or threads needed since I have to make it fit.

Ken
 
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Thanks for the suggestion!
 
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