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Old 02-08-2014, 11:27 PM   #11 
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Yah it does evaporate quickly and then the outflow is a waterfall.
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:54 PM   #12 
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lovee1795..I have 5g version of this...have you baffled the filter, then how? can you post some pics?
I ended up having to order the sponge online because my local PetSmart didn't carry the Fluval sponge I needed. But someone else on here gave me the idea to do it. They said to buy this Fluval sponge and cut it down to size, then put it in the intake valve that hangs down in the water to reduce the water flow. If it's still too much I may try to put a little in the outflow.

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Yah it does evaporate quickly and then the outflow is a waterfall.
The instructions that come with the box say to keep the water level at an inch below the colored rim on the tank, which is more than an inch below the outflow. Should I keep it filled higher than that? That may be my problem I'm having with the filter others aren't having.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:21 AM   #13 
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I keep it filled to the bottom of the rim
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:44 AM   #14 
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I gave 1 of these to my daughters daycare for their betta and I have one in my home I used to keep an EE betta in till I gave him away. Both fish adjusted to the flow after a week or less. Don't worry about baffling the filter. Yes the light seemed to heat the tank so I set the heater on a timer opposite of the light timer. Light during day and heat at night. Perfectly good tank aside from being a bit small. one thing I did is created a cover for the filter media area..I'll grow algae from the light if you don't.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:10 AM   #15 
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I have the same tank, in black. I am not actually using the lid. I am using a lamp beside the tank instead. I am baffling the filter with a fluval pre filter sponge. I always tell people how essential a heater is but for the first time I am not using one on this set up.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:16 AM   #16 
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I have the same tank. Have a heater, a Aquatop PF15-UV HOB filter, and changed the lightbulb to a Aqueon Colormax Mini Flourescent 10watt light bulb. Boy what a difference that lightbulb makes.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:18 AM   #17 
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Hm. This is my first tank with a filter. I wish i would have known about using the sponge instead, before i bought the pack of cartridges. Grrr but whatever. Thanks
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:20 AM   #18 
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I dont have an aquarium specific bulb, i just got one from Lowes that is 6500k
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:25 AM   #19 
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I gave 1 of these to my daughters daycare for their betta and I have one in my home I used to keep an EE betta in till I gave him away. Both fish adjusted to the flow after a week or less. Don't worry about baffling the filter. Yes the light seemed to heat the tank so I set the heater on a timer opposite of the light timer. Light during day and heat at night. Perfectly good tank aside from being a bit small. one thing I did is created a cover for the filter media area..I'll grow algae from the light if you don't.
I already have the sponge on the way, so I may as well use it, lol. I have started to alternate the heater. My heater is an automatic betta heater so it controls the temperature for bettas on it's own, so I have to unplug it when I have the light on but that's not too much of a hassle. I'll have to figure out what I can do about the opening. My supplies are pretty limited here in my dorm, lol.

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Hm. This is my first tank with a filter. I wish i would have known about using the sponge instead, before i bought the pack of cartridges. Grrr but whatever. Thanks
If you're talking about the sponge for the baffling, I'm under the assumption that you still need the filter cartridges. The sponge just acts as a way to lower the amount of water going into the filter, so less comes out which creates less of a current. No need to fear, you didn't waste any money. lol
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:55 PM   #20 
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I have just encountered a very annoying new problem with this tank: my girl Vapor is swimming right between the side of the tank and the barrier to bully my new boy Glacier. Flare used to live on that side and she never did that. I think it is because Flare lived in the tank before she did, so it was his turf and he was boss. Now, Flare is in fishy heaven and Vapor is queen bee. Queenie does not like Glacier being here. So, if you plan to use the divider, make sure the bettas cannot slip past it. I am working on solving the problem right now.
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