Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-13-2013, 10:25 PM   #1 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Red face 10 gallon tank filter

My filter is very strong. It's a very good one, but the water on top ripples a lot. I had to move my one betta fish, Troublemaker, out of the tank. She had lost color and seemed really stressed. She's currently in the 1 gallon tank and seems to be quite happy there without the strong filter. Her color is back and she is swimming happily. I attempted to put a betta log, which my other betta was starting to like, by the filter and it slightly helped. I've read online that the sponge trick works but I wanted to ask first. I just want to make sure that filtration still goes through the tank well. :D

vikingchick12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 10:29 PM   #2 
Reference Team
MattsBettas's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
What type of filter is is? You could make a water bottle baffle.
MattsBettas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 10:44 PM   #3 
Join Date: Jun 2013
I'm not quite sure. My boyfriends mother is really big into keeping fish and she said it was a top of the line filter. I will have to look into the water bottle baffle! :D Thank you very much! :D
vikingchick12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2013, 01:03 AM   #4 
Tikibirds's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Shangdong, China
1) you can switch over to a sponge filter and get a device that allows you to control the airflow - I switched over to sponge filters for my divided tanks since I can run up to 4 sponges on one pump if I need to...
2) Depending on the filter type, you can do the bottle baffle that matt mentioned or you can stuff sponge/foam into the filter which is what I do.

I dont bother with the aqueon filter cartridges and stuffed the inside of the filter with foam made for Aquaclear filters and then stuck some foam where the water flows out of the filter. There is also a big, bushy silk plant right in front of the filter to break up the water movement even more. Sometimes I will squich a filter cartridge in there if I need to use carbon but generally its foam only. Plus with the foam, it will last alot longer then the filter floss or whatever it is they use to make cartridges out of - so cheaper in the long run if you dont toss it out every month (which in my opinion is also tossing out most of the bacteria you want as well. SOme people say no, each their own.).

I do the same thing with the Tetra 10i filters as well, its a little different setup but it works the same way.

you want to use AQUARIUM sponge not something made for washing dishes.
Any brand of AQUARIUM foam/sponge will do. I usually use the aquaclear brand since its the most easily avalible.

I think now its under the FLUVIAL name
Tikibirds is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
to Filter oR NOT to FiltER..for a 2.5 gallon tank Megara Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 21 02-15-2013 02:35 PM
1 Gallon Tank Filter? bfuddy Betta Fish Care 2 11-04-2010 12:53 PM
filter for 2.3 gallon tank jemma21 Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 9 09-15-2009 07:45 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.