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Old 08-24-2010, 02:48 AM   #1 
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Heater Placement & filter question

I'm setting up a 5 gallon tank. Should the heater go near the filter or away from the filter? Or does it not matter?

Also, how do I know if I should baffle my filter?
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:50 AM   #2 
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It is best if you place the heater by the filter to help disperse the heat throughout the tank evenly

You know that you need a baffle when the Betta has trouble swimming in the current or get pushed around a lot.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:28 AM   #3 
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OFL is right, well she is IMO. I have my heater close by my filter as well, so the heat spreads through farther and better.

And if your betta is struggling to swim right, and just seems to have to fight the current of the filter, it's best to add the baffle.
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:35 AM   #4 
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Thanks for the replies!

Also, I see that one way to baffle the filter is to use a sponge. Is there a special sponge that I should get?
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I always use an AquaClear sponge or Imagine filter foam. Others have used grocery store sponges, but, if you do, make sure it is safe for aquarium use.

Personally, I'm too chicken to use anything not made for aquariums. :)
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I always use an AquaClear sponge or Imagine filter foam. Others have used grocery store sponges, but, if you do, make sure it is safe for aquarium use.

Personally, I'm too chicken to use anything not made for aquariums. :)

Ditto :)
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http://tinyurl.com/23rk6cx

Is this what you are talking about? (It says foam, not sponge.) Just want to make sure I get the right thing!
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:59 PM   #8 
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http://tinyurl.com/23rk6cx

Is this what you are talking about? (It says foam, not sponge.) Just want to make sure I get the right thing!
Yes, I use that. Looks like it'll work fine.
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That is EXACTLY what I am talking about!!!! :)
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