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Old 06-02-2011, 01:17 PM   #11
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Betta's don't like currents to much.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:20 PM   #12
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I use only sponges in my tanks......Hydro-Sponge 5's.

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That is what I am using now, I was just unsure of adding additional filtration beyond that. It has worked WONDERS in my 10 gal and 2.5 gals. Love the sponges
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:22 PM   #13
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Here's a cool trick.. get a suction cup, similar to the ones on a submersible heater, and use aquarium safe glue and fasten a section of a small soda bottle to the suction cup, so it looks like a mini half pipe. Place it so that the mini halfpipe can sit in front of filter output, and bam, kills most of the current any hob filter would produce.
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:18 PM   #14
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Here's a cool trick.. get a suction cup, similar to the ones on a submersible heater, and use aquarium safe glue and fasten a section of a small soda bottle to the suction cup, so it looks like a mini half pipe. Place it so that the mini halfpipe can sit in front of filter output, and bam, kills most of the current any hob filter would produce.
Do you have a picture of this? I'm trying to slow my filter flow for my betta and this sounds great!
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:54 AM   #15
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Do you have a picture of this? I'm trying to slow my filter flow for my betta and this sounds great!
Here's the link that teaches how to make one! Good luck!
http://www.petfish.net/articles/Do-I...urrentkill.php
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:54 AM   #16
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Great link! I might have to try that out. I picked up an aqua clear at my local LFS yesterday, get it home for unpacking, and wouldn't ya know it....it was broken.
Going to have to find the time to go an exchange it.... GRRRRR
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Thanks hubert, had been offline for a while there, but yeah that's basically the same thing as what I was saying, only this one seem wayy more convienent... I might need to upgrade
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So I tossed out the old one for this version on both my betta tanks, much more efficient, what current is left flows alongside the back wall.. here's some picks
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The bettas are moon beam,(purple) and sunbeam (red crowntail) and for the botle I used a pedialite bottle,cause it has corners instead of being round, I figured it help divert the current even more, and the bottles are more rigid than typical soda bottles
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It worked great - THANKS!
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