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Old 21-11-2005, 01:24 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
Larry Blanchard
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Default Current in the planted tank

On Mon, 21 Nov 2005 12:38:46 -0600, Rocco Moretti wrote:

When I cared about it, I made a DIY flow diverter for my Aquaclear. I got
a small (page sized) piece of thin acrylic from my local hardware store,
cut it out into a horizontally stretched 'H' shape, and bent the legs
over, using the heat from a candle. The top legs were bent over further,
to form two hooks. I then slipped these hooks over the side of the tank,
on either side of the filter. The lower legs held the apparatus off the
inside of the glass, and The middle bar of the H was thus positioned in
the spillway of the Aquaclear filter. Hitting the acrylic slowed/distrubed
the flow of the filter, reducing the turbulence in the tank.

Great idea! I've been thinking about a diverter to point the flow along
the back wall, creating a circular current. A simple adaptation of your
idea should do it. Thanks.