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Old 12-10-2010, 02:04 PM   #1 
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filter is bad for bettas?

well i just got a new filter (quite flow10).
seems that my female bettas are stressed by the flow. (i see black stripes on them now)
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:07 PM   #2 
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You need to baffle the filter. There's a sticky about it on this site.
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:08 PM   #3 
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You need to baffle the filter. There's a sticky about it on this site.
This ^^
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:52 PM   #4 
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I dont have my filter baffled, I have one that you can slightly adjust the flow. When I first got Ickis, I had the power on about half flow, and he was so stressed so I turned it way down to a trickle. after about a month, he was bored, I aciidentally left it at 1/2 power once, and he loved it. cant turn it down now or he goes over and stares at it.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:07 PM   #5 
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ok.. i tried but i failed. its hard to follow the steps since his filter is transparent and the bottle is too. well now i just add some cottons next to my biological cartrige holster
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:21 PM   #6 
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Try getting an aquarium sponge/foam (AquaClear and Imagine are two brand names) and rubber band it to the in-flow.

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Old 12-10-2010, 07:24 PM   #7 
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IMO, this is the BEST way to baffle a filter. Pull the sponge down for less flow, up for more and it is a GREAT place for more of the "good" bacteria to grow! :)

It is also the SAFEST way to baffle. I honestly don't know why the plastic bottle method is still recommended after one of our posters here lost a curious betta that swam into the bottle, couldn't get out & drowned. :(

Personally, I think THIS method should be stickied & recommended!!!
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:31 PM   #8 
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also i fill my aquarium almost full (above the black plastic rounding of the aquarium)
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Old 12-11-2010, 02:14 AM   #9 
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I am worried about about making the baffle out of the bottle. My betta likes to swim behind the filter and I am afraid the edges of the bottle will scratch him. I am interesting in trying the sponge.
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Try getting an aquarium sponge/foam (AquaClear and Imagine are two brand names) and rubber band it to the in-flow.

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This ^^

As the term goes, Picture is worth a thousand words. LionMom's pic is perfect. So simple yet effective.
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