Originally Posted by ILo
Hi. I have a 4 gallon tank and 1 Betta. I have a couple live plants in there but would like to add a couple more if I can, to help with the strong current from the output of the filter. I tried making a baffle using a water bottle but it almost made it worse, so I thought adding more plants might help. My album has a picture of my tank. Do I have room for more plants? If yes, how many would you suggest?
I have a good suggestion on how to calm the water surface. I just cut the straight part of a bottle's body, made edges round and just attached it to my hang on filter. The water is disturbed only in the boundaries of the bottle and you can barely notice the bottle. Check it out:
The bottle will naturally squeeze onto the filter. It shows great results! Check out how close to the filter his nest is:
It is literally touching the plastic bottle! And you do get water disturbance, but only inside the bottle boundaries. :) Then, you could put the plants wherever you like and not try to calm the water surface with them. Hope I helped!