Flow Reduction

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Do any of you adjust the output of your canister filters by using the hose taps? I’ve got a 440 lph filter which from personal experience is a bit high for the tank I had it on before. I’ve been thinking about getting a 300 lph Eheim classic but wondering if I should just attempt to lower the output on the Tetra external I already have.
 

Zeus.

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What output system are you using? Eh lily pipe/spraybar etc

As you could just use a less efficient output which gives less tank turnover/flow and put less strain on the pump.

My FX6 with a spraybar gave good turnover yet with a single 25mm pipe outlet the turnover is pants, the later also puts less strain on the pump and queiter too
 
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I wouldn’t buy a new filter
If you used a spray bar you could drill more holes or larger holes until you reach a gentle flow that doesn’t push the plants to much.
If you don’t like a spay bar I would just restrict the flow some where on the out flow side
 

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