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Old 06-23-2011, 10:46 AM   #1701 
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I have the same setup. I have one filter with the out take baffled using the water bottle method and the intake baffled using a glass bottle. Just increase the amount of WCs you do, I do 50% weekly changes. PM me for anymore help
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:52 AM   #1702 
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I have a 10g partitioned tank with two bettas in it. The filter is on one side and it's too strong. Can I rig it up to slow the current (I've read about the plastic bottle thing on the waterfall and the sponges on the input. I don't understand the sponges.) or should I get two filters, one on each side? 5g on side and 5g on the other?
With the sponge, you basically cover where the water comes back into the tank with a sponge so that the water has to run through it. The sponge breaks up the current into a gazillion little currents, going lots of directions, so your fish don't get battered around. I would keep the 1 filter, and just baffle it with the sponge, it works wonderfully, and the sponges are super cheap, like $1 at the fish store. You do want to make sure you get an aquarium sponge, so it's safe and doesn't have funky stuff in it that will hurt your fish, but they are wayy cheap.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:59 AM   #1703 
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Query: I was looking at some cool aquascaping, and somebody had this cute 13L (about 3 Gallons) but had:

11 Green Neons
Otos (couldn't see them clearly)
1 Shrimp of some sort

Isn't this overstocked?? His filter runs at 200L/h so is that "enough"? I'm just curious, I'm not about to go ram 100s of fish into a 3Gal, LOL

This is it here: http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.or...=0&vol=0&id=77
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:25 PM   #1704 
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Way overstocked! I think tetras should 10G per every 7 fish. They are speedy.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:26 PM   #1705 
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@Neil: Yeah! I thought the same thing. I felt terrible having to babysit the 6 I had temporarily in my 3 Gal let alone STOCK 11 of them plus heavy aquascaping X_X
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:07 PM   #1706 
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With that filter plus how heavily that tank is planted, thats not too bad, no...

I dont recommend, but that person, I would assume, knows what theyre doing.

That looks lots bigger than 3 gallons...
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:12 PM   #1707 
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It does, but I mean really? That's crazy! Sure a betta, or snails, or shrimp, but TETRAS?!? They are so zippy and stuff! Wow! Haha I hope they know what they're doing!
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:20 PM   #1708 
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They have a lot of space they can cover, up and down especially. Yeah, id say its fine. Aquascapers tend to rip their tanks up and redo all the time, anyway- they may not be permanent residents.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:08 PM   #1709 
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Useful (and highly amusing in some cases) links: http://www.flippersandfins.net/Betta...e.htm#outtakes

http://www.kgbettas.co.uk/calculators.htm
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:20 PM   #1710 
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Haha the first link was funny!!
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