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Slowing down water flow for canister filter

I have a eheim 2213 and I have a 20H tank. The filter is made for 50 gallons and right now I have a sponge over the outtake. Did anybody make anything that slows the outflow from the filter?
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To reduce the outflow you need to restrict the filter return line. A PVC ball valve will work, and doesn't cost much. Never restrict the inlet line to the filter, or you can cause cavitation in the filter pump, damaging the pump.

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The Ehiem 2213 should have the quick disconnects (with valve) on the hoses already. Just turn the Valve a little on the return line as Hoppy said. The more you turn it the slower the water should flow.
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The Ehiem 2213 should have the quick disconnects (with valve) on the hoses already. Just turn the Valve a little on the return line as Hoppy said. The more you turn it the slower the water should flow.
Yea I have the quick disconnects but I forgot to tell you I have a UV sterilizer on 24/7 that kind of slows the flow.
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Sponge over intake?
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