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Old 04-03-2019, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default Cannister filter too powerful?

Hi there. Im new to the hobby. I was planning on building a planted tank so doing alot of research. Unfortunately i found a tank someone was selling on facebook that i couldnt pass up.

29 gallon tank. Fluval 405 cannister filter. It came with 2 angelfish, 2 serpae tetras and a bala shark. I have since added 3 candy cane tetras, 2 dwarf gouramis and a pleco.

1 of my gouramis got caught up in the filter hose and died. It was less than 5 days since i bought it so still under warranty with Big Als so I got a replacement fish. That one also got caught in the filter hose but I caught it in time. He still seems injured but he might be on the mend. I adjusted my flow rate for my filter but i would rather have it running full rate even though its too big for my tank.

My question is does anyone know a way to block the filter so that my fish dont keep getting caught in the flow?
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Old 04-04-2019, 06:28 AM   #2
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I'd look into a sponge prefilter the slips over the intake pipe. Look for something coarse and the bigger the longer it can go between cleanings.

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