I am a newbie (guenivere, originally, but I lost my password and the reset doesn't work).
The current in my Aqueon Mini Bow 5.0 is way too strong for my little guy. Not only can you see his silk plants moving around, but his fins are getting more and more raggedy.
I tried to make a baffle on this filter:
But it didn't work so well. First I did push some of the sponge into the intake valve but it didn't slow the water output flow at all. (It's WAY better than nylons tho - all the "big" chunks were blocked from going into the filter.) And of course, his fins are safe with the sponge block too, which was my original issue.
So I put thin pieces of sponge at the outtake, but they lifted the filter up and by morning, the filter was dribbling out the side. Argh.
Since he loves the filter and checks it out all the dang time (what, a betta hammock and log aren't enough?! :P ), I'm very hesitant to make the water bottle baffle.
Any suggestions? I feel lame. :P