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Old 12-15-2013, 12:39 AM   #1
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How to reduce flow for beta

I have a 5 gallon tank with a filter and a beta in it. I've heard betas don't like strong currents. He seems to fight it a lot. Is there a way to reduce the flow? It's some kind of under the hood biowheel setup.

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Old 12-15-2013, 12:48 AM   #2
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For HOB filters there really isn't any way to fix it without modding the filter other than raising the water level as much as possible. I ended up having to buy a canister filter with a spray bar to make it safe for my betta.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:52 AM   #3
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For HOB filters there really isn't any way to fix it without modding the filter other than raising the water level as much as possible. I ended up having to buy a canister filter with a spray bar to make it safe for my betta.
It's not exactly a hob, but works similar. I guess I'll just keep the water up then.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:38 AM   #4
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I used a bottle baffle, works like a charm, super easy to make and doesn't really modify the filter
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:22 PM   #5
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I used a bottle baffle, works like a charm, super easy to make and doesn't really modify the filter
What's that? How do I make one? Can you post a pic?
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:06 AM   #6
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Sorry - I should have posted a link. This article explains how to make one. It's basically a plastic water bottle with the top and bottom cut off and a slit along one side, clipped over the outflow part of the HOB. It fits nicely on my Aquaclear, not sure if it will work for all HOBs. I attached mine with a single cable tie through a little hole in the top.

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Old 12-16-2013, 07:34 PM   #7
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Sorry - I should have posted a link. This article explains how to make one. It's basically a plastic water bottle with the top and bottom cut off and a slit along one side, clipped over the outflow part of the HOB. It fits nicely on my Aquaclear, not sure if it will work for all HOBs. I attached mine with a single cable tie through a little hole in the top.

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Thanks, I'll see what I can do.
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:18 AM   #8
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I made one of these and it works like a charm! Thanks again!
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:32 AM   #9
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I made one of these and it works like a charm! Thanks again!
It does, doesn't it ! Glad that you found a solution
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