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Very good information!
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could you please help i have baby angelfish but my filter seems to be too strong for them it seems to be blowing them around abit especially the little ones would they be ok if i turned off my filter
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It would help to know what kind of filter system you are using; such as undergravel powered by air, powerfilter (off the back filter), canister filter, etc....

One thing you can do is put some fake plants close to where your water returns to your tank from the filter (this acts to difuse the water thus reducing the current). If you are using an undergravel filter powered by air just turn the output from the risers towards the back or sides of the tank effectively bouncing the water off of the glass and reducing the current.

There are probably at least ten different ways you can reduce the current in your tank, but we would need to know the filtration method used.

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Yes we need to know what kind of a filter you are running.

Don't turn off the filter. The cycle will crash if you do this for longer then a couple of hours. Hopefully others have ideas for what else can be done besides putting them into a fry tank with a sponge filter.
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im unsure of the name of the filter my heater and filter system is built in one end of my tank i have a 180l juwel tank if that would help
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The filter should have the name on it??
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all it says is rena filter
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does your filter have an induction tube (water pickup tube) that takes the tank water to the resevoir to be run either through filter medium or a bio-wheel or both (maybe built into the tank hood or back of the tank)? is your filter an undergravel type (slotted plastic plate with 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch of space between the bottom of the tank and the top of the plastic plate which is covered in gravel), or is your filter the type that hangs off of the back either with or without a bio-wheel (commonly refered to as a power filter)?

if your filter is a powerfilter you could replace it with two smaller units (i.e. replace a powerfilter for a 20 gallon tank with two for 10 gallon tanks) which would reduce the flow and cut the current but give you adequate filtration... personally I like to go the other way and replace a powerfilter designed for a 10 gallon tank with one made for a 20 gallon tank as the filter for the 20 gallon tank has a larger filtration area.

If your filter is built into the hood you could turn it off and put a couple foam filters that are powered by an air pump.

If your filters have an induction tube you could put a piece of hose (preferably clear and flexable like on a tank vacuum) on the induction tube in a length that would allow you to suck your water up from a bottom or top corner of the tank (put nylon or cloth over the end of the hose so fish don't swim up the hose). This would reduce the current in your tank, but not reduce your filtration capacity.

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thanks for that advice its much appreciated
 


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