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Old 07-23-2011, 06:23 PM   #51 
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Dont worry, I use spring water alot and it is pretty hard so i get a curl here and there but as long as you dont mind, they dont mind :P
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:25 PM   #52 
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my filter has a very heavy stream and it sometimes pushes my betta around,i've looked to see if i can put it on a lower setting and i can't any advice?
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:26 PM   #53 
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You can get a filter sponge and rubber band and put it on the outflow, called baffling...
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:31 PM   #54 
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I use the same method Fishman describes but if you dont have a sponge you can try it this way http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=30139
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:32 PM   #55 
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For the fin curling: Try getting some clean driftwood (Petsmart sells some with fake plants attached). It'll soften the water a bit and might even revers some of the curling that he's got from being in hard water. I've got three crowntails right now to I have to look into buying some if I want their fins to be straight. It isn't needed though since it doesn't really harm them at all.

For the filter current: If you can get a hold of an aquarium sponge or two you can baffle your filter by putting it on the intake of the filter, which slows down how much water it takes in at a time, and stuff the other one where the filtered water comes out, which helps to soften the current. Another method is to takea water bottle and make a baffle out of that.

Here's a guide on how to do it:
http://www.petfish.net/kb/entry/347/
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:34 PM   #56 
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Don't get driftwood and put it in the tank right away... wait for it to release tannins. If you can get an indian almond leaf that would help a lot.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:37 PM   #57 
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or crush some oak leaves in a jug and let it sit and release tannins. But yeah not harmful.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:49 PM   #58 
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thats what i meant, not my betta breeding with them but if the mystery fish are hybrids.
XD oh lol. When u said mutt breeding was what came to mind. Sorry!
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:59 PM   #59 
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thanks guys this was helpful
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Dry oak leaves, boil them first.
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