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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-07-2016, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Eheim Classic Canister Filter - 2213

Does anyone know if the flow rate on the Eheim 2213 can be reduced to lessen the water movement inside the tank? Many of these canister filters have great flow rate, but at the cost of blasting water into the tank to the point the fish struggle and plants look like they're in a tropical storm. I know I can redirect the spray bar, but is there a way to actually reduce the flow coming out?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-07-2016, 06:26 PM
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Close the double tap connectors a little. On the outflow side
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Close the double tap connectors a little. On the outflow side
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Agree with those above. It is mentioned in one of the Eheim manuals. Not sure which manual though. I also find I like the wider flow of removing the spraybar. On longer tanks, it seems the fuller, wider flow carries the length of the tank more than the concentrated spray from the bar. Might play with that idea if it fits.

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lily pipe!

50g co2 planted tank-lighting: custom leds (cree xml-2)-filtration: 2xcanister-output: lily pipe + co2 atomiser
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Maybe not what you want to do, but, from my DIY experience I find that drilling more holes lessens the force of each jet of water.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-08-2016, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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I like that idea; I don't really want to reduce water flow but rather want to reduce the force of the water. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a try.
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