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Old 11-06-2012, 12:36 PM   #211 
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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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Yeah you can use that kind, that is the one I used before
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:52 AM   #212 
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I did this, then test ran the filter in a 1 gallon tank and the whole tank started to reek of rotten eggs, my filter is power filter 5-15 and it came with a 5 gallon starter tank. Any suggestions on what happened and if this will happen when I put the filter back in the 5 gal? (My fish won't be in the tank when the filter goes in, just in case this happens in the 5 gal)
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:40 PM   #213 
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Yeah you can use that kind, that is the one I used before
Thanks! Going to try and put it on my filter tonight! :D
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:03 PM   #214 
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i have a sponge baffle in there, the white fluval kind of sponge, and ive noticed it is starting to desintigrate and i can see pieces of it floating in the tank. my betta often confuses them for food and then spits them out. should i look for a new method of baffling or is this not a problem?
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:49 PM   #215 
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Here is how I baffle my filter with a foam lol.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:42 PM   #216 
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Thumbs up Step-By-Step Filter Baffle

What an awesome idea!! I have a 10 gallon take that I bought yesterday...I divided the tank in 3 with plastic canvas for my 3 bettas. The one section where the filter is that Betta stayed under the filter because he didn't like the water flow which happened to be in his section of the tank. The filter was flowing the whole top section of water where he was at and my Betta didn't like coming up for air ...he just hid under the filter. My husband and I made your baffle this morning and attached it. That Betta is swimming all over in his section now! Thank you so much for your time and trouble of posting your idea. I am sure it has helped out so many people!
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:28 PM   #217 
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I use an Aqueon quiet flow 10 and here's a picture of the inside. I cut down a filter sponge into three pieces. One went under the blue piece at the outlet, one went over top of that, and one went between the filter and the other blue piece inside there. It really cut the current in the tank down tremendously and if I need a higher flow for some reason I can always pull one or two of them out.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:23 PM   #218 
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I hated watching my little guy struggle against the high flow of my filter, and this really helped. Thank you so much!
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:22 PM   #219 
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:17 PM   #220 
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To those who stick foam over the outflow...

How long have you been doing it?
Have you ever had a problem? Like cycle break down, overflow on the filter, etc..

I've always read you're not supposed to put anything over the outflow.. that you should only put sponges UNDER the outflow to reduce the current of the outflow but nothing to actually go over the outflow that would reduce the flow rate..

To keep my fish from getting cut on the bottle, I would buy some sponge, cut it and wrap it around the edges of the bottle.

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