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Old 11-19-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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Hi guys, I have a 50G tank and had noticed the pump was quite powerful, but today I added some of my young guppys as they are now big enough to be put with the adults. But I was watching them and it seems like all of the fish (including the adults) are fighting against the current from the pump, is this normal or should I get a new pump?
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
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Can the pump be adjusted so there are some calmer spots in the tank? They might just enjoy being in the current.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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Do you know what brand and model pump it is? Knowing that will help us determine if it is the right pump for the 50G tank.
If you don't know maybe describe it to us and im sure one of us can figure it out for you. Color, Filter type/description, Is it a canister or one that hangs on the tank?
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:26 PM   #4
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Try to breakup the flow. Put a big rock or something as a "windbrake" that fish can hide behind to avoid the flow if they want to.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:24 PM   #5
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Hi, it's a HJ.. Something haha. I ended up just putting a bit of pipe on it with holes and the tank seems pretty calm now, is this safe?


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Old 11-21-2012, 10:52 AM   #6
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It should be fine. Just a couple of things to watch for.
If you did this over the intake pipe - just be sure enough water is still going up to the pump. If enough water is not going to the pump you might actually have over-heating issues later.
If you did this on the output side of the pump there should be no issues other than making sure the holes don't plug, otherwise depending on the setup, the reservoir will overflow because it cannot release the water as fast as it is entering. But if the holes are large enough to handle the total volume of water this shouldn't be an issue.
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