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Old 304 on a 10 gallon

Do to size, money, and time I am breaking down and selling most everything from my 55 gal setup. All except for my Fluval 304.

I have never had a 10 gallon with a canister on it before, only HOBs. I know that the stock specs say that it is for up to 70 gallons and I think it is around 260 gallons per hour. I had planned on running eheim prostrate, filter floss, and something else in my baskets not quite sure on the third maybe even more prostrate.

My question is, can the flow on this be broken down well enough to be not hellishly turbulent on my 10 gal. I mean I would consider myself fairly good with diy, and am not afraid to try anything.

I am really thinking about going to the local glass shop having the drill 2 holes in the back wall of my tank to run my input/output. Im thinking it may work if i do a spray bar along the back, the length of the tank with holes drilled all around and up and down the bar to really defuse the flow.

I just thought I would seek the knowledge of the nano gurus for thoughts.

Any thoughts or comments are greatly appreciated.

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I have an eheim 2224 on a 10 gallon, works a charm. I have it on full whack too.
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185 gph....and that doesn't make to much of a ruckus(edit from here down: hmmm well the Fluval 304 put out 260 per gallon so about 1/3 more that the 2224.

I guess has anyone used a comparable filter on a planted 10 gallon before? I know that I can turn it down at the disconnects as well but I know that can put strain on the motor.

And I will probably use a hydor inline heater to eliminate that in my tank as well. So that will hinder the flow slightly but not much.)

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I imagine that the Fluval 304 will work quite well for your tank, if you're able to throttle it down a little. At the moment, I'm running a Rena XP1 (250gph) on my 10g with about 2.5 feet of head. I've let it go full blast, but usually adjust it to about 3/4 flow, and have seen no adverse effects. In fact, a number of my fish and shrimp seem to rather enjoy swimming in the current.

Hope this helps!
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You can change the velocity of the flow from the filter by increasing the size of the tube/opening. I use a 1.5" pvc that I run from the tank and attach it to my filter with a tube. I hope this helps
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