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Old 06-26-2009, 10:27 PM   #1 
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Question New Tank, Filter question.

so i just bought a new tank today its a 4 gallon and it came with a filter. When I put my betta in and turned the filter on it looked like he was having trouble swimming in the water because of it. the filter was pulling him towards it and idk if thats bad? or if its normal? any suggestions? should i leave it or take the filter out?
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:43 PM   #2 
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neeeeevermind...i jus realized theres a low and high switch on the filter[:

rookie mistake
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:15 AM   #3 
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ok then, well just wondering what brand of fish tank did you buy? I want to look for one that has an adjustable filter like that
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well i actually bought it off someone on craigslist and they sold it for me for $25 which included the 4 gallon tank, filter, pebbles, and decorations so i wouldnt be able to tell u if the filter came along orginially with the tank
but i think its a tetra whisper micro filter..

i guess i do have a question..am i suppose to leave the filter on 24/7?
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and also should i be using the filter when i have medication in the tank?
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Old 06-27-2009, 02:18 PM   #6 
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Filter should be left on 24/7 (a few hours off could KILL the bacterial colonies). And is the tank cycled?

If your medicating remove the carbon from the filter (black stuff). Carbon will absorb the meds and make treating useless...
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:46 PM   #7 
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I have a 10 gallon tank and I only run the filter for a couple hours a day. Is this bad? Should I just leave it on all the time? I don't like leaving it on cause while it isn't extremely strong current it is a little disrupting my beta.
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no..its not cycled. is it suppose to be?
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I have a 4 gallon that doesn't have a filter and its not cycled.
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Old 06-28-2009, 02:56 PM   #10 
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really dramaqueen? dats SO good to hear lol. im guessing it works fine for u right? i hated the filter. i think even on low it wouldnt allow Ren to swim well.

how do u do water changes? the tank is too heavy for me to carry back n forth for 100% water changes lol.
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