Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
I started with the whole bottle but found it took only a small amount of floss to stop the flow so I cut the bottle down as a way to save the amount of equipment in the tank and as it didn't seem to make a difference.
It was not an AC powerehead as I have none of them. Likely another brand. The problem seemed to be the restriction as the width slims down to the neck. At one point, I tried adding a layer of eggcrate to hold the floss away from packing down into the neck but then it seemed the floss would seperate and strings of it wound up wrapped around the impeller. I had wanted it as a way to get the heavy stuff picked off the bottom but finally settled on just circulating more water as I was never able to get it to do what I wanted without getting sand picked and passed through to the impeller or stopping up too quickly. With sand getting to the impeller, it finally got noisy and I stopped playing with the idea.