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Old 04-26-2011, 03:21 AM   #101 
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Out of curiosity I held an algae cleaning sponge up to the outflow of my filter. I have the Marineland 100 and it seemed to make the Biowheel slow down. Is that bad? I want to baffle my filter, but not if it's going to mess things up with the Biowheel.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:08 AM   #102 
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If you want to slow it down more, just pull the sponge down a bit. :)
I did this and it slowed it a little, there still seems to be a current though. any other suggestions? would it be a good idea to use the bottle baffle too?
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:23 PM   #103 
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To update on my problem, I bought a fluval chi filter sponge and cut a peice out of it and rubber banded it to the output of my filter and it did't create as much of a water back up problem that the algae sponge did as it's more porous than an algae sponge.
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:14 PM   #104 
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Fish likes hiding in the bottle part>.<

My newest Betta Gaeta has been swimming into the bottle part of the baffled filter. I'm worried that the bottle will ultimately end up tearing his fins up, but I need the baffle because the water flow is too strong for him. I am not entirely sure what I should do. He has a homemade leaf hammock to rest on and he was using it until last night when he discovered the bottle.
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:46 PM   #105 
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My newest Betta Gaeta has been swimming into the bottle part of the baffled filter. I'm worried that the bottle will ultimately end up tearing his fins up, but I need the baffle because the water flow is too strong for him. I am not entirely sure what I should do. He has a homemade leaf hammock to rest on and he was using it until last night when he discovered the bottle.
This is posted on page 4 or this thread, but I will re-post it here to make sure you can find it.

Another way to baffle is to take a piece of aquarium sponge/foam and rubber band it to the filter where the water comes back into the tank.

Adjustable - pull the sponge/foam up for more flow or down for less flow - no sharp edges and another place for the good bacteria to grow.

I am attaching a picture of one of my betta tanks to show you what I mean. When the hood is closed, you don't really see the sponge.
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:06 PM   #106 
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Lion Mom- I own that same tank, although the filter looks a little different. But I will look into buying an aquarium sponge to baffle the filter with. Thank you for your response.
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You're welcome. :)

That filter is an Aqua Tech 5-10 & came with the tank (a Hawkeye 5 gal. I purchased through walmart.com).
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:48 AM   #108 
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Wow that's great thank you.
I have ? Do Betta's not like the moveing water ?Diana S
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:21 PM   #109 
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this is alright, right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iffrdxIHUCU
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:58 PM   #110 
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I have a sponge baffle on my filter, and there's a buildup of frothy bubbles trailing off the sponge. Normal, or no? If no, any ideas how to fix it?
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