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Old 05-25-2012, 04:30 AM   #191 
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Thank you so much for the tutorial! I got Chibi a betta hammock and he couldn't use it because the current was pushing him too much. I had to adjust the baffle to get the hood on top, but it still blocks the current. When I was done I was worried he'd swim and get caught, and the edges were too sharp. So, I took a nylon and wrapped it around the baffle and it prevents him from swimming inside! I'm going to probably switch to black nylon tomorrow when I find one, but this will do for now. Again, thanks!

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Old 06-15-2012, 04:34 PM   #192 
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I use a bottle on mine and it works great the current still pushes the open end facing the middle of the tank but compared to before its an amzing difference really surprised they don't make something that comes with the filter its a simple fix to big problem
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:33 AM   #193 
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I'm going to do this as my betta loves to hang around the filter and as a result his tail gets sucked in.. I put a stocking over it but not only does it not look good it's maiking my water weird :L I'm going to try this!
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:10 PM   #194 
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You can use plastic plants to baffle the filter flow.. if you want it look natural... just put it! I did all the filters for my six bettas. They loved it!
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:43 PM   #195 
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I like the sponge, should you change it? you know sponges get nasty but less likely to tear your betta fins...
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:31 PM   #196 
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Please indulge the silly man in me. I have one of those as a temporary replacement since my bigger one is out of commission: https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/im...HHYqDApu-l6Iqg

And it creates tidal waves inside the tank. The water outflow comes from the tube at the top in the form of bubbles. Any ideas on how to baffle it? My betta seems to swim ok in it but i dont keep it operational more than 2-3 hours because i fear it will stress and exhaust him with the current.

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Old 07-29-2012, 12:18 PM   #197 
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Here's my take on the bottle filter baffle for a Tetra Whisper submersible filter. The filter in this picture is the Whisper 20, and the current from this thing is horrible; my poor plants have been blowing around like there's a hurricane in the tank. The bottle doesn't get rid of the current entirely, but it cuts down on it a lot.

I cut the bottle about as wide as the mouth of the filter, and left the bottom of the bottle intact. I then cut a slit along the length of the bottle, and down along the bottom, only on one side. I slid the bottle over the mouth of the filter, and down inside (hence the slit). In the photos where the bottle is in my hand, I had cut the slit on both sides of the bottom, but I redid it after, and cut only one side.











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Old 08-05-2012, 02:11 PM   #198 
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Ok, I'm new to all of this, what does this help with?
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:30 PM   #199 
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Thank you so much for posting this tutorial!
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:20 PM   #200 
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Ok, I'm new to all of this, what does this help with?
Reduces the current so certain fish (like bettas) can swim more comfortable.

On a side note, call me silly but i think mine adjusted to the high flow and now that i reduced it he seems to zip around. Is this possible?
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