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This might be a really dumb question, but I have had a small sponge filter running in my 55 gallon for about 2 months to prepare for a quarantine tank in the near future. I am not ready to set it up just yet, but the bubbles it puts out are super strong so I am wondering if I can just turn the filter off and leave it sitting in the tank until I am ready to move it to the other tank? Or do I need to keep it running while it's in there? Thanks in advance for any help!

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You can reduce the flow to the airstone without increasing the backpressure to your pump by inserting a tee and a valve. Cut the existing airline and join the two ends to the tee. Then add a short section of airline to the open side of the tee. Put the valve on the open end of the short section of airline. You can then use the valve to bleed off some of the pump output. 

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On 3/28/2022 at 12:28 AM, Widgets said:

You can reduce the flow to the airstone without increasing the backpressure to your pump by inserting a tee and a valve. Cut the existing airline and join the two ends to the tee. Then add a short section of airline to the open side of the tee. Put the valve on the open end of the short section of airline. You can then use the valve to bleed off some of the pump output. 

Perfect! Thank you, this is why I love this community! 

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