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Old 08-07-2012, 08:13 PM   #201 
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i just made this for my 10 gallon tank, hoping it would allow my betta to actually make bubble nests and stop "blowing a fin"(nothing in the tank can tear his fins, but he flares a lot), and i am waiting for the results!

Has anybody ever thought about the plastic cutting the betta or the betta getting stuck in the baffle? I am a little concerned about that>>>

GREAT thread!
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:12 PM   #202 
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omg thank you soooo much this helped me out big time
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #203 
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Has anybody ever thought about the plastic cutting the betta or the betta getting stuck in the baffle? I am a little concerned about that>>>

GREAT thread!
Here on this forum I've read about both happening. Sorry I can't direct you to the posts. I'd like to get this sticky removed.

It's easier and safer to just fasten some filter foam to the outlet (and inlet). Plus you get more area for your bacteria colony.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:36 AM   #204 
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I would like to make a baffle but I feel like there's no possible way to fit on onto my filter :( this is what I have:

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Old 08-23-2012, 11:20 AM   #205 
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I have two of those exact filters. I bought a big of filter fiber and I tear off a chunk, ball it up and stick on the top and bottom of that blue part near the opening. It takes a little practice to get the right size so it doesn't fall out, and I change them about once a week when I change the water, but they can go longer.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:52 AM   #206 
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That is great Kim thank you!
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:50 AM   #207 
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video of my baffle in a 5 gallon:

http://s1270.photobucket.com/albums/...t=P1070633.mp4
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:28 PM   #208 
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This made my day!!

I am new to betta & fishes in general & had to keep my betta for 2 days without a filter since it was making him take rounds!!

Thanks again
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:06 PM   #209 
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baffle using fluval chi filter

i made the baffle as directed on page one, but was afraid of my betta's fins getting cut and it was still pretty strong. I have the aZoo 60 (aka the palm/red sea nano) in an 8x8x8 2 gal cube.

when i was in the pet store i looked around and found exactly what i needed. the fluval chi preflilter

here is what i did
the box...

Untitled by laq997, on Flickr

this is what the filter looks like

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i cut it apart as you can see (one piece is already missing as I used it)

Untitled by laq997, on Flickr

the one "side" of the chi fits the azoo perfect!

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i "tucked" the filter in over the other filter media (i used the white azoo sponge and some bio filter in a bag for filter media)

Untitled by laq997, on Flickr
all self contained...

i ALSO tried this over the output of my finnex canister 360 (mini canister that is great for 6 gal) and the water goes through it no problem but it softens the flow...

the box of 'prefilters' was $3 and 2 filters came in the box that is a TON of material (i could do 4 azoo filters)
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:29 AM   #210 
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Another way to baffle is to take a piece of aquarium sponge/foam and rubber band it to the filter where the water comes back into the tank.

Adjustable - pull the sponge/foam up for more flow or down for less flow - no sharp edges and another place for the good bacteria to grow.

I am attaching a picture of one of my betta tanks to show you what I mean. When the hood is closed, you don't really see the sponge.
Does it matter which kind of Sponge/Foam I use?
Can I use this?
http://www.hagen.com/usa/aquatic/pro...01006050020101

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