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How To Slow Filter Flow?

I have a 6 gallon bowfront with the little sit-on top filter. (Not a HOB) The problem is the I want to reduce the flow hence the intake. Will wrapping the intake with filter floss/polyester batting cause the filter any damage? I have shrimp in this tank and they simply can't deal with the flow as it is now. I have seen Azoo adjustable nano filters that would do but I'd like to try making this one work before shelling out any $$. Thanks in advance.
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that should work I've also found sponges are a great alternative to filter floss

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Not sure what it looks like, but is there a possibility of redirecting the flow into the tank? or is it the problem of your shimp getting sucked into the filter?
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I have a 5g hex with a little sit on filter I wrap
with floss and use a black wire tie to hold it.
Been running that way for a couple years.

I use sponges on my 10 and 20g shrimp/breeder
tanks, floss works well in the small tank, takes up
less space than the sponge.

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or is it the problem of your shimp getting sucked into the filter?
Exactly, baby shrimp are tiny and they get ground
up. lol

Shrimp puree.
Shrimp shake.

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Thanks Oz.....Spirit, I don't even have the filter going now as it was too much for the shrimp....Wolfen, mucho thanks! I am wrapping it this morning. Going to add some batting to my tiny filter pad from the ole canister to seed it. My shrimp and I thank you all!
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