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Old 09-06-2010, 08:23 PM   #1 
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Question Filter Baffle Q

I was wondering if anyone could please tell me a good way to baffle a filter. I read the sticky describing how to use a water bottle, but does the glue will hurt fish? I can't seem to get it to come off.

I've tried using a new sponge before, but it just seemed to cloud up the water.

Is there a better way?
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:29 PM   #2 
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I didn't see glue anywhere. I read that she used tape and curved it to keep the bottle still. It seems easy to do. What don't you understand about it??

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Old 09-06-2010, 08:33 PM   #3 
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I didn't see glue anywhere. I read that she used tape and curved it to keep the bottle still. It seems easy to do. What don't you understand about it??
I get how it's done, but you know the plastic wrap they glue on the bottle? I can't get the glue off. I don't want to try if that will be a problem.
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What glue are you talking about? She cut the bottle so that it fits right under the outtake waterfall and taped it to stay. One side is taped so the water goes in one direction. Are you talking about the glue on the bottle??? If so just the bottle really well in hot water.

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Old 09-06-2010, 09:15 PM   #5 
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All right, thanks.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:03 AM   #6 
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What glue are you talking about? She cut the bottle so that it fits right under the outtake waterfall and taped it to stay. One side is taped so the water goes in one direction. Are you talking about the glue on the bottle??? If so just the bottle really well in hot water.
Some Bottles come with a label.

THIS LABEL is glued onto the bottle using a strong glue.

Sometimes you cannot get the entire glue of the bottle

What the guys asking is if this glue is poisonous to his fish.

It's really not that hard to work out when and if you take the time to think about it.
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:32 PM   #7 
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Try rubbing the glue off with a paper towel soaked in vegetable oil. I've heard this works, though I've never tried it myself. The oil will come off after repeated rinses in warm-hot water.

I would not recommend using a chemical glue remover like Glu-Gone since there's no telling whether those might be harmful to fish.

Even if the glue turns out to be nontoxic, you should probably remove it anyway. I've seen bettas get their fins stuck in just about everything, and finding one of them had rubbed up against a sticky baffle and gotten a fin stuck would not surprise me. Stranger things have happened.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:37 PM   #8 
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OR you could just forget the whole plastic bottle baffle thing altogether and just get an AquaClear (or other aquarium brand) sponge/foam and rubber band it to the outflow of your filter.

I know you said you tried a sponge before & it made your water cloudy, but I can't imagine a piece of aquarium foam doing that.
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Or you do it my way :D Get a thick sock and put it on the front of the filter. Easy peasy and its free!
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Or you do it my way :D Get a thick sock and put it on the front of the filter. Easy peasy and its free!
What a fantastic idea! I'd have never thought of that. I just hope it was a clean sock...
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