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Old 10-05-2009, 06:33 PM   #1 
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Step-By-Step Filter Baffle

Since most filters require a filter baffle to work for bettas, I figured I'd show a step-by-step tutorial on how to build one from an ordinary water bottle. Make sure that the bottle is clean and contained only water prior to using. Rinse in HOT water, but never bleach or use soap that could be absorbed by the plastic.

Step 1: You will need a water bottle, as shown below, scissors, and a piece of tape. Pretty simple right .

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Step2: Measure the approximate area of your filter outflow so you know how long the baffle will need to be cut.

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Step 3: Measure the amount of water bottle that you will need to cut. Note, do NOT use marker to mark your bottle unless you are certain to cut any marked areas off. I used sharpie just for the purpose of making it easy to see in pictures. A small slit in the plastic is the easiest way to mark the bottle.

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Step 4: Cut both ends off of the bottle so that you are left with the middle piece that you marked off.

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Step 5: Now you will need to cut the remaining ring lengthwise

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Step 6: Stretch one end of the curved plastic over the bottom lip of the outflow area, and tape the other end to the cover to keep it in place. Now when the water flows out it will hit the plastic and be redirected to the sides with much less force. Now plug your filter in and watch as you now have no surface current, but still have a filtered tank .

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Old 10-05-2009, 06:50 PM   #2 
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Good info! Thanks for posting that, Kim!
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:26 PM   #3 
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Thank you for the pictures and the easy to follow instructions. Great how-to guide for someone who has never tried this before!
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:41 PM   #4 
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I'm gonna make one right now so I don't have to do it later. Thanks!
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:43 PM   #5 
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And here is the one that has been circulating around here for awhile:
http://www.petfish.net/articles/Do-I...urrentkill.php
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:07 PM   #6 
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thats exactly what i did! works like a charm!
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:56 PM   #7 
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I'm glad it could help :)
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Old 10-07-2009, 11:41 PM   #8 
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it does work great. I have to find a good way to tape my seeing as the top of my filter is open and the water comes out. Right now it sits on there without tape but if I bump it or if the filter wobbles it comes right off.
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:24 AM   #9 
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Try this:
Poke two holes in the top
Tie fishing line to one hole
Add a small fishing weight to the line
Tie the other end
Hang the weight over the back of the filter
Be careful that the weight is placed so that it can't fall off the back of the filter and swing into the aquarium.
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:37 PM   #10 
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wow, great info! you can buy these at the sore for $15, or make one for FREE!!
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