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Old 10-15-2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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Is my water flow too fast for my bettas?

I was reading some threads today and I got to thinking that my bettas might not be as happy as they could be if the water flow was a little more gentle. I have two 10 gallon tanks running aqueon 10 filters. I've tried cutting a piece of a bottle and making a pre filter sponge, but nothing seems to slow this filter down.

In your opinion is the aqueon 10, which is rated at 100 gph, too much water flow for a male betta in a 10 gallon? I may switch their tanks to sponge filters but I don't know if that's a good idea either.

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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Definitely too much for a betta in my opinion. Betta prefer practically still water so a low rate sponge filter should make your fish happier.

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Old 10-16-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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If they have a low flow area would that be suitable enough. I have alot of floating veg in my tank they tend to just chill up there... hes building his nest too. I wouldnt wanna less the flow because of the other fish... ....
... do yu think this is a problem?
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