Originally Posted by darkangel216
I've been working on my 10g sorority for the past week or so, and one thing I've noticed is the the filter flow is probably way too fast for the bettas. I was thinking about getting the blue filter material that most filters have and putting a piece where the water flows out so that it might slow it down without totally blocking it. Would this be a good idea or no? I'm open to suggestions. :)
What i've done with all my aquariums is less expensive, less permanent, and in my opinion better.
Take a small disposable drinking water bottle. Remove the label (and glue). Cut the very bottom off, and the very top, so you are left with a cylindrical tube. Cut down the length of this cylindrical tube.
Put one end of those of the cut length at the mouth of the filter, and the other just behind the filter media. The natural curl of the cylinder will clamp itself on and keep itself in place, and reduce the speed of your water from the oulet of the filter greatly.