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Old 06-12-2013, 12:13 PM   #1 
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Is My Filter Too Strong?

I set up my tank yesterday, so I could get it up and running before I get another betta on Thursday. I received a free Aqueon A10 power filter from the company, so I figured I'd use that in the tank. The tank is 5.5 gallons, and the filter will work for tanks up to 10 gallons. Is it going to be too strong? **I'm planning on getting an aquarium sponge to baffle the filter before I add a fish.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:50 PM   #2 
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Nah, that should totally be fine. Especially with the sponge baffle. If you find that the intake is too much, cut some pantyhose up and rubberband it to the intake tube. When I do a water change I siphon over the intake to get any debris off the pantyhose to make sure that it doesn't get clogged. It might not help the flow much but will certainly keep fins from going up and getting shredded on the filter.
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Thanks lil! You always give the best advise. I'll definitely get some pantyhose and a sponge for the filter. Ponty's fins were shredded from his filter, so I definitely want to cover this filter with pantyhose to prevent that from happening again.
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No problem! Glad I could be of service once more ^_^
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