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Old 04-15-2009, 07:07 AM   #21 
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I bought mine at a fish store, or Walmart I believe has some, White or black, color doesn't matter as long as it's fish safe. Just snip off the size you need and use a tooth pick to gently push it in the filter cap
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:14 PM   #22 
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thanks for the suggestion chicklet :)

i went out to petco today to purchase the sponge, i almost came home with another betta!! i may go back in the next few days and look into another one... they're addictive!

i just got cosmo set up in his new 5 gallon tank... i redid his tank decoration yet again LOL....
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:40 PM   #23 
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Cosmo is now in his tank, I put in the sponge like you suggested, I'm not sure if it still seems to strong or not? However Cosmo seems to be swimming near it and almost as if he's trying to fight it? Is this ok or do you think it's to strong still? Should I "x" out the filter and go buy one of those bubble stones? If I do that I still need a pump correct? Is there any specific brand I should look for? I'm starting to stress out thinking he's going to get hurt : (

Also he seems to just kinda of chill out by the heater.. If his fins touch it will it hurt him?
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:15 PM   #24 
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The filter is always a good idea for anything 5 gallons and upwards.

A low water level will also make a stronger out pouring current,
Make sure the tank is topped off with water as high as possible,

Don't worry about the heater burning him, Its safe,
He might be feeling a tad chilly and likes the extra heat the closeness provides

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Old 04-15-2009, 06:25 PM   #25 
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So should I fill it up to the black rim of the top of the tank?
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:36 PM   #26 
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Looks pretty high, If your afraid the current is still to strong you can try stuffing extra sponge in the the actually filter hanging on the back of the tank,
I keep extra sponges stuffed in mine for future tanks, It may also aid in slowing the flow more,

The sponge you put in the nozzle end was stuffed full? Needs to be stuffed in there fairly tight Covering all the hole openings...
That in itself should have slowed to flow down drastically..

Took all mine from a killer current to this
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:06 PM   #27 
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Thanks 1k2. I will go to petco this weekend and see what they have there. Maybe I will check target too.
This brand/kit I think is exclusively marketed at WalMart. The one I got even said marketed by walmart somewhere on the box and everything I found at petsmart was significantly more expensive (of course, it's probably higher quality too..)

But, yeah. Just thought I would let you know. :) It cost something like 28 dollars at walmart while the cheapest 5 gallon kit at petco was 40 +.
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Ok, so I stuffed the tip of the filter as well as the back and i honestly dont think it's slowed anything down... ugh I'm so lost...
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:05 PM   #29 
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Well you can always try something like this,
It's what I use to use before the sponge trick.
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The flow is forced to follow the bag down and mellows it right out,

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Old 04-15-2009, 10:47 PM   #30 
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thanks, 1k2. I think I want to go to Petco just to see some variety. Neither of the walmarts around here had very much and there is not a dedicated fish store around. Maybe there is one in the des moines area though.
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