I am a very new member. (This is my first post) I didn't even know you could buy a baffle, much less make one! I put a small clamp on the air hose to reduce the amount of flow. Will this hurt the pump, fish or filter? In the past, I have punctured the hose until my betta was able to relax. Would a baffle be better?
Made a baffle today, my filter was the perfect size to slip the plastic bottle cutout right over the top of my filter, no tape required! My fish seems much more relaxed since I put the baffle on, Thanks for the thread! (Sorry the pic is a little big)
As jadaBlue mentioned the edges were a little ragged and jagged from the scissor cut and I was worried about my little guy's fins so I used a lighter to melt the edges and it's much safer now.
Great idea! I cut mine very straight and checked for snags but still was a bit worried about it.
Originally Posted by EmmaBlake
Made a baffle today, my filter was the perfect size to slip the plastic bottle cutout right over the top of my filter, no tape required! My fish seems much more relaxed since I put the baffle on, Thanks for the thread!
I have the same filter and I didnt think about slipping it like that but maybe that will help my problem with splattering on the sides of the acyrlic and getting hard water deposits. Im gonna try it this way, thanks!
I'm sorry if this has been answered, but how do you baffle an undergravel filter? I found an old thread that suggested putting tissue paper in the air pump tube. This worked, but the pump began making a weird noise. I was sure it would shorten the life of the pump.
Then I tried the water bottle idea, but I put it vertically so it would fit. I have been afraid my Betta would wander in there and get hurt or die. While I was searching this thread for how to baffle an UG filter, I read a post that this had happened to someone's Betta. I have already seen my Betta poking around in it, so I don't think this is the right method for me.
I really like the sponge idea, but I'm not sure how it would work with my filter. The filter I have came with the tank and hood I got from a neighbor (used). I think it's an old model because I can't find pictures of it online. Here's a quick pick with my cell..any ideas?
I have a new way of making my baffle! This seems a lot less bothersome to aesthetics than a bottle covering my filter. I got a clear straw and cut it on one side, I made little grooves on the side thats on the bottom so some water just flows down the side of the filter and some drip out from both sides. The plant below is not moving at all anymore.