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Old 05-27-2010, 07:59 AM   #1 
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Question Small filter causing big current

I recently bought a Marina goldfish starter kit (2.6 gallon) for my betta. It came with a little sponge filter. I currently have the filter situated at the back of my tank, putting the clean water out towards the front of the tank, where it hits the front wall and causes a current. The filter is on the lowest setting, but the current seems to be really strong, even at the top of the tank. My fish has trouble catching his pellets.

Does anyone know whether it would be a better idea to put the filter on the side of the tank? That way it would send the water out into a larger area, and some of the current would hit the front of the tank, hopefully causing it to slow some. I'm worried that the current will still be too strong, and my betta won't have anywhere in the tank that won't have a really strong current.

Would it be better to just buy one of the small filters that has the water fall into the tank from the top?
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:35 AM   #2 
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you can search this forum for something called a baffle, might lead you in the right direction for this. it'll reduce the strength of the flow.
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Here I found this on here... I'm about to try it myself!

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=30139
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Old 05-31-2010, 06:15 PM   #4 
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I don't think a baffle would work, because the water shoots out from a spout underwater, instead of pouring out from the top. I can change the angle of the spout, just not sure where it would be best to aim it. I was thinking of putting the filter on the side so that the water shoots out into the tank lengthwise, but I'm thinking that might not give him anywhere at all where there's no current. Right now there are a few places on the opposite side of the tank where it's not so bad.

He does seem to like playing in the current every now and again, though. :)
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My tank has a fairly strong current and if he doesn't want to swim a lot, he hides behind it but then again, he plays a lot in the current. Goes past the water and gets shot a couple inches sideways, then goes right back. The current also makes him work out, so it's good. Consider it a threadmill. ;)
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