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Old 06-24-2010, 10:23 AM   #1 
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Sponge baffle?

Well i got a filter and i baffled it with the side of a bottle, but it still is kinda strong enough that my betta gets knocked around a little. I thought maybe this could do something to help water flow, as well as bacterial production.. Would it be okay to put a sponge somewhere in the filter? like to cut it to size and if i can, where should i? at the end of the spill slide thing, infront of the filter cartridge, beind cartidge? help please!
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:49 AM   #2 
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I think that would be ok, Yay! I am no longer a new member! This is my 100th post!
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:53 AM   #3 
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It also has a rough scratchy side too. if it makes any difference, which side should be facing the back of the filter, and which side should be facing the front? or hsould i just completely cut that scratchy side off the sponge before putting it in?

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Old 06-24-2010, 11:30 AM   #4 
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What kind of filter do you have?
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:33 AM   #5 
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:35 AM   #6 
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Those are great to use in the filters but make sure it doesn't contain any additives for fungus and bacteria inhibited products, it should state that on the label.
I use the scratching side toward the back so the water flow through it first before in goes in the tank and place it behind the cartridge.
It needs constant flow of oxygenated water running over it to grow the needed bacteria
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:36 AM   #7 
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Personally, I wouldn't use anything made for household use. They often have chemicals in them to inhibit the growth of mold.

I only use AquaClear (or other brand) sponges made specifically for aquariums. Cost a couple of beans more, but better safe than sorry, IMO!!!!
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:40 AM   #8 
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well it says "sterilize by boiling" on the back, nothign about additives of any kind. I'll boil it i guess. haha
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:42 AM   #9 
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I've used store bought sponges loads of times with no problems what so ever. Like OFL said, just check the label to make sure there are no additives and your good to go.

Try taking an open pore sponge (One that looks like the scrubby side of the sponge you have.. without the thick part) and rubber band it over the out flow.

It should look something like this..




But you can just put the rubber band over the cover to the cartridge area.
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Good idea 1fish, a rubber band......learned something today...awesome.....
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