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    I've got a power head in a 29g that's putting out too much water. I've tried to put a couple of things on the intake, but they didn't do the trick. Do I try something else on the intake or can I put something on the output. I've heard that it could harm the motor if I put it on the output. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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    you could put a sponge on the intake.
    and a spray bar on the output



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    Quote Originally Posted by nickchapman View Post
    you could put a sponge on the intake.
    and a spray bar on the output
    I agree with Nick; however, I've tried the sponge on the intake and it will clog up very fast. I think customizing a piece of PVC to be a spray bar would be the best solution (don't forget that Krylon is fish safe so long as cured completely)



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    I tried a sponge, I'm guessing the pores were too large. It didn't change anything. Then I tried a purigen bag with it, still no change. I guess I need a sponge with smaller pores. If anyone has prior knowledge of any type of sponge or where to purchase, please let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaQ2000 View Post
    I agree with Nick; however, I've tried the sponge on the intake and it will clog up very fast. I think customizing a piece of PVC to be a spray bar would be the best solution (don't forget that Krylon is fish safe so long as cured completely)
    I wasn't worried about the sponge getting clogged because the power head is behind a poret foam filter. I had tossed around the spray bar idea, but I guess I was just being lazy! I guess it's time to go back to Lowes!
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    spray bar, shame you don't live near here, found one laying around garage the other day from an old green canister filter
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