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Old 03-05-2013, 05:45 PM   #1 
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Best way to baffle AquaClear?

I wanna baffle my AquaClear 30. But what is the best way to Baffle the AquaClear 30?

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Old 03-05-2013, 08:48 PM   #2 
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I have mine baffled with a prefilter sponge covering the intake (just a regular AquaClear sponge that I cut a slit down the center and squeezed over the intake) and a water bottle baffle over the output - works pretty well for all of my tanks.
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I also have a first stage (regular sponge) aquaclear filter around my intake tubes.
Interested in what you mean by a water bottle battle in your outfall.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:58 PM   #4 
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I also have a first stage (regular sponge) aquaclear filter around my intake tubes.
Interested in what you mean by a water bottle battle in your outfall.
I'm doing the same thing with my outfall. I cut out the middle of a waterbottle, and made a slit in the side of it so that it would lay out like a straight line. Then I wrapped it around the top of the filter, and let the lip hold on right under the outfall edge and the other side holds on to the outside of the tank. ( Can be taped down.) So that it slows the flow is slowed substantially.
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Here is the link:
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:06 PM   #6 
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Thanks Ghost, that's really interesting.
What's the issue with water current in the Betta tank?
My aquaclear is adjustable, and it still creates a current, but it's nothing crazy.
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They do not like alot of current.
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That's the soul reason? It won't affect him? Just a still water preference?
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Thanks Ghost, that's really interesting.
What's the issue with water current in the Betta tank?
My aquaclear is adjustable, and it still creates a current, but it's nothing crazy.

Bettas generally don't like much current in their water, especially the heavier finned boys. Wild B. splendens come from rice paddies and similar places that have little to no water movement, so they aren't accustomed to swimming in fast-moving water, and selective breeding has only augmented this issue by creating fish with larger, heavier fins. They're also often bred in small spaces with no water movement, so they don't typically have the muscles built up to be able to swim in moving water; this can be delt with to some extent as they can gradually build up the muscles needed, but there's still a limit to how strong they can get.
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Got it.
I'll make a baffle project tomorrow then, haha.
That explains why Birdee got pushed when he swam in the current when I first started up the filter and it was on max haha.
He's OK with it on low, but maybe if I kill the current he'll build a bubble nest.
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