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Old 02-11-2014, 10:25 PM   #1
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Hi, what is a good way to lessen the strength of a filter flow? The filter I have is too strong for my betta.
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Depends on what you have. Sure others can chime in on this. I have the fluval 305 canister and there is a lever that you can raise to reduve the flow of water. Not sure if any of the HOB filters have the adjustment. The 305 is good up to 70 gallons. I am running it on a 55 gallon tank. I keep it running at full speed.
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This one is just the HOB top fin power filter that comes with their 5 gal kit. I can't find any adjustment knobs or anything, so I'm guessing I have to improvise. Which is what I've done already, I cut the top and bottom off of a water bottle, cut a slit all the way through it, and attached it to the little water flow slot. It's effective, but I'm paranoid that chemicals will leech into the water!
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The water bottle method is a pretty common way to baffle an HOB. I wouldn't worry about chemicals getting in the water since it only contained water.

I have a sponge going down the spillway to baffle mine. It works well and you can't even tell it's there.
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Oh, a sponge sounds much better than the water bottle! I'll definitely set that up tomorrow. Thanks!
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