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This will work for AquaClear filters,I cut a section from a 1 litre drink bottle section and slit to divide, slide it above and below the outflow.  The water will still come out the sides but the force is not as direct.  You can shorten the section to adapt it to fit.  I have Amano's in some tanks and worry about them getting up into them.. so I'm going to try putting a section of hard plastic between the filter medium and filter wall just high enough and narrow enough that the water will spill out around the sides again.  Or I will try @Chrisdis suggestion.    The outflow control on an AquaClear isn't always slow enough for some fish.  

*If you run a line of glue from a glue gun on top of the filter lid, and let it set before attaching,  the homemade flow control it will stay exactly where it's put.  

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3 minutes ago, Trish said:

This will work for AquaClear filters,I cut a section from a 1 litre drink bottle section and slit to divide, slide it above and below the outflow.  The water will still come out the sides but the force is not as direct.  You can shorten the section to adapt it to fit.  I have Amano's in some tanks and worry about them getting up into them.. so I'm going to try putting a section of hard plastic between the filter medium and filter wall just high enough and narrow enough that the water will spill out around the sides again.  Or I will try @Chrisdis suggestion.    The outflow control on an AquaClear isn't always slow enough for some fish.  

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Thanks I will definitely try this I’m also interested in how you are growing the plant in your filter 

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