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Old 08-08-2010, 08:15 PM   #11 
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How would I do that?
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:50 PM   #12 
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There are 2 main types of sponge baffling that I know of:

1. Using a sponge on the Outflow:

Baffling it like you would with a plastic bottle except you rubber band an AquaClear aquarium sponge that's big enough to cover your outflow over the filter and outflow.

You can also adjust the baffling power this way.

2. Using a sponge on the intake:

Two ways to do this:

A. In the intake vent: Cut a small part off of an AquaClear aquarium sponge and shove it into the vent (verry bottom bit that has the vertical slits) to where it completely covers the inside and is a tight fit. Then just shove the vent back onto the intake tube.

B. Over the intake vent: You could cut a hole in an aquaclear sponge and then shove the little vent part of your intake into it, then shove the intake vent back onto the intake tube.

Both baffle really well and act as a pre-filter/sponge filter. =]

Good luck with whatever you choose! =]
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:01 PM   #13 
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Hmm, I'm really liking 2.A since it's probably more visually appealing than seeing a random sponge on the outake lol. And does this baffle like the pantyhose method (which didnt work either...i had pieces of pantyhose floating in my tank -_-') or better?
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:16 PM   #14 
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Btw, Is filter foam the same as aquarium sponge? (May be astupid question SORRY)
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:56 PM   #15 
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5 gallon with no filter = one 50% and one 100% each week. I have been doing three 50% changes three days apart then one 100% change and all is well.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:58 PM   #16 
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Wow. o.O That's alot of work that your doing. I wish I had the time to do that. lol I'll stick with the filter... lol
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:19 PM   #17 
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Even when I had filters in my 5g I did two 50% water changes per week.
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I see. I do a 50%WC every week. Is that too little?
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:55 PM   #19 
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I was looking at Finn today and realised that he had a couple of pinholes in his tail fin. What do I do to cure? And what causes this?
definitely use aquarium salt also change the water and the salt will clear those holes would be refilled with beauty:) IMO/E i think is the best cure for finrot and any tares
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Old 08-09-2010, 05:56 PM   #20 
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Thanks! I did that and the rip and holes are completely gone...It's amazing what clean water and AS can do! No all that's left are the little tares at the end of his fins which I'm sure will heal within a couple of days. :)
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