you can reduce the strength of the filter 2 ways. 1 stuff some AQ sponge into the intake tube to cover the intake grills. it'll help with reducing any possible fin damage. 2 you can use a elastic band to hold some aq sponge on the output of the filter. my VT used the output sponge as a location for a bubble nest when i did use the filter. with this particular setup i never had more than 25% of the filter media soaked by the water from the filter pump but it was calm enough for my betta to gently play in the flow. unfortunately theres no manufacture origin flow adjuster.
the AQ sponge in the intake tube may not pick up the larger debris but its better to have 2mm of play to hold the fins rather than the tube as installed by instructions. i never had issues with fins getting sucked in when i partially blocked the intake tube. i dont use the filter as per personal preference. it does take up some decent swimming space.
Kigurumi (F) yellow PK 7/4/13, Kurama VT 9/8/13, Zeydalus Salamander EE PK 21/3/14, Ryuk turquoise dragon DeT 8/5/14----Crested Gecko (8ths old) Sven Cal 27/12/11,
RIP: Osiris copper DT, Nel blue VT, Nelliel turquoise grizzle DT, Zaku red cambo, Blitzkreig Pineapple CT, Halloween orange chocolate DeT, Grimmjow, turquoise green CT
Last edited by nel3; 01-02-2013 at 11:21 PM.