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Old 07-31-2009, 03:42 PM   #1 
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Looking for a good filter for my little one...

I finally got the filter I ordered in the mail today. The Azoo Palm Filter.

I've tried it out and immediately removed it because it obviously made the water move too much for my Betta. It is very slight water movement, but he struggles in it badly. It definately stressed or scared him, because now he's hiding behind one of his plants and not coming out to see me.


I'm trying to find a way to lessen the water movement. Testing it out in an empty tank now... I've put one of the spare filter sponges underneath where the water flows out. It seems to work well, but is this safe?


What sort of filter does everyone use for their betta? Maybe someone else had to put together something to lessen the water flow?
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Old 07-31-2009, 03:47 PM   #2 
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I use a piece of 2 liter bottle over the outflow to dissipate current. Works great!

You can see it in this picture:
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Old 07-31-2009, 03:59 PM   #3 
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I've heard of a lot of people using neenjar's method. I've heard nothing but good things about it too.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:01 PM   #4 
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Hmm.... exactly how did you cut that bottle? I can't see that well.


I attempted it and made a watery mess on my carpet. xD
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:03 PM   #5 
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I cut the top and bottom off of the bottle, then cut a slit, then cut the piece down to size, put 1 part under the outflow and 1 part taped to the filter cover. it uses the pressure of wanting to coil up to hold it's self in place.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:05 PM   #6 
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:14 PM   #7 
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Haha, I used a Pepsi bottle too!
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:32 PM   #8 
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I only had a water bottle, pretty small, but it works well enough for a small filter.


Definitely much better now. Instead of being blown away, he's chasing the bubbles coming from what's left of the current. x3
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Good deal! :)
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Awesome to hear :)
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