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Old 01-29-2013, 08:00 PM   #1 
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trouble feeding

whenever i feed my betta the filter whips his food around ... i tried unplugging the filter but last night i forgot to plug it back in ...

anyone have any solutions or ideas?
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:00 PM   #2 
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nothing other than unplugging the filter, or getting a sponge filter or something so that there is less flow
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:18 PM   #3 
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Definitely need to control the filter output.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:46 PM   #4 
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I used a sponge to control my filters flow rate, its also an extra area for BB to grow.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:57 PM   #5 
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what kind of filter do you have? Some of them are adjustable, and some the water has to be a certain spot on the filter to keep the surface water still.
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I have a tetra in tank whisper its not adjustable... it only slightly disturbs the waters surface but thats enough to throw around his food
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I have a tetra in tank whisper its not adjustable... it only slightly disturbs the waters surface but thats enough to throw around his food
I have the same filter. Ok, you need to fill the water to be perfectly even with the outflow lip. When it's perfectly even, the surface water will be perfectly still.
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really? I have filled mine both to the lip and slightly above
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really? I have filled mine both to the lip and slightly above
There's a sweet spot just that starts just slightly below the lip and perfectly even. Play with it and see where exactly yours is. My female's tank is just below the lip (so slightly, you can barely tell it's below) and my male's is perfectly even. Above the lip will always cause too fast water flow as will too far below the lip.
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I use to just keep it even but I thought this would help
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