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I have a sponge filter in my 10gal growout that is powered by a whisper 60 air pump. Both outputs are Y'ed into one and it used to really blow!...over about 6 weeks it has reduced to atleast half what it used to be. I have cleaned the airstone and the sponge, even just put the airline in by itself and it is not moving air like it should.
 

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They are not designed to be connected together with a Y. You probably created too much pressure on the diaphram and damaged it. If you only want to run 1 airstone you need to get an airpump with only 1 output..

You could look at the bottom of the airpump. Most of them have small pieces of cloth used as filters.. They clog easily..
 

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Yeah I would have to agree.
In my early days of the hobby, i also did the same thing ,but my diaphragm blew off.
must have been back pressure :lol:
 
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