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post #211 of 212 (permalink) Old 02-06-2019, 02:35 AM
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I don't use floss but I do cut down some similar fine filter pads to use the same way for the same reason. The stock setup isn't great at filtering fine particles. That helps quite a bit.

That's a good idea. Thanks!
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post #212 of 212 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 12:18 AM
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Hello folks,

I modified the flow on my Spec V and wanted to share it. I didn't see anyone else doing the same thing so hopefully this will be valuable to someone.

The default flow on the Spec V is too much for my beta. I had a sponge stuck on the nozzle for the better part of 7 months. The problem with the sponge is that it restricts too much flow. My beta liked the lack of current but I got a blue green algae outbreak and in general some water quality issues.

My solution was to crimp the rubber hose that attaches to the pump and put a zip tie on it. This has the benefit of being adjustable, and not harming the hose. I had to play with it a bit to get the right amount of flow. And if you go too far you have to cut it off and start over with a new zip tie. But it works incredibly well. Plus you get to toss out that sponge.

Here is a picture of how my tube looked once it was crimped.



Hopefully this helps folks going forward.
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