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Old 06-11-2010, 03:40 PM   #11
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yes, mine plays in it a bit, surfs it... but only mild ones... he is still getting used to it....
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You can get a larger like Aquaclear 20 and just cut some of the fins off of the impeller, it drops the flow rate quite a bit. Plus they have an adjustable system as it is so you can play with a range. It's a common mod in the SW world to use the giant filter section to house heaters or algae on smaller tanks.
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I have a split 5 gallon betta tank, and a Whisper internal filter on both sides. The bettas are fine with it because I got a piece of plastic mesh and tied it around with fishing line, so it limits the flow.
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:23 PM   #14
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You can get a larger like Aquaclear 20 and just cut some of the fins off of the impeller, it drops the flow rate quite a bit. Plus they have an adjustable system as it is so you can play with a range. It's a common mod in the SW world to use the giant filter section to house heaters or algae on smaller tanks.
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great idea, but that sounds like something i would probably screw up... i don't know what part the impeller is or how hard it is to get to, type of material, what to cut with, how much to cut, etc.... then i ruin a brand new filter and ..... well you know...
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I have a split 5 gallon betta tank, and a Whisper internal filter on both sides. The bettas are fine with it because I got a piece of plastic mesh and tied it around with fishing line, so it limits the flow.
if it is a tetra filter, i had one and returned it for the Tom filter, did not like it at all.... not that i don't appreciate it....just hated that filter...
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I have tanks ranging from 2.5 gallons to 75 gallons, and I use sponge filters as the sole filtration on two 2.5's, a 10, and a 30. They are cheap, extremely effective, and in your application...provide low amounts of water movement so your betta isn't stressed. From my experiences the mini or nano HOB power filters are a waste of time. The smallest HOB filter I will use is a Hagen Aquaclear 30, and I run that on a 10 gallon tank.
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:06 PM   #17
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if it is a tetra filter, i had one and returned it for the Tom filter, did not like it at all.... not that i don't appreciate it....just hated that filter...

This is the one, I have 3 of them.

Amazon.com: Whisper 10i In-Tank Filter - for 2 to 10 Gallon: Kitchen & Dining
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I have tanks ranging from 2.5 gallons to 75 gallons, and I use sponge filters as the sole filtration on two 2.5's, a 10, and a 30. They are cheap, extremely effective, and in your application...provide low amounts of water movement so your betta isn't stressed. From my experiences the mini or nano HOB power filters are a waste of time. The smallest HOB filter I will use is a Hagen Aquaclear 30, and I run that on a 10 gallon tank.
thank you, yes, rather disappointed in thier web site.. i have heard of Hagen Aquaclear 30. However even the 20 is too strong with a 100 gph flow.....definately won't work for the betta.... one of the local specialty shops said they sell the Hagen Marina Slim S10 Power Filter

however, while best i can tell it has adjustable flow, i cannot seem to find out what the gph is.. even after scouring the internet.... i even found the manual on line on there web site, as a pdf, no thru put info, which i had to search in spanish, cause only spanish and french were available.

it is indeed frustrating.... i am looking for 40 to 50 gph....
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thank you, yes, rather disappointed in thier web site.. i have heard of Hagen Aquaclear 30. However even the 20 is too strong with a 100 gph flow.....definately won't work for the betta.... one of the local specialty shops said they sell the Hagen Marina Slim S10 Power Filter

however, while best i can tell it has adjustable flow, i cannot seem to find out what the gph is.. even after scouring the internet.... i even found the manual on line on there web site, as a pdf, no thru put info, which i had to search in spanish, cause only spanish and french were available.

it is indeed frustrating.... i am looking for 40 to 50 gph....
As I suggested in my previous post, I would stick with an air-powered sponge filter.
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I have the same filter in my fry tank and u could try putting a different air pump on it. I did a little experiment and hooked up my tetra whisper 20 to it and it bubbled over a bit but it helped with suction a lot. I highly recommend a tetra whisper!
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