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Old 12-24-2010, 01:09 PM   #1 
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Currents in my 6 gallon Eclipse

I have a 6-gallon Eclipse tank and I noticed the wheel at the top cycles the water around and creates a pretty strong current. My betta looks like he's having a hard time swimming against it and mostly stays at the bottom and hides behind some plants.
Do you think the currents are stressing him out? He looks like he's getting a workout when he's swimming around.
Is it okay to take the wheel out?

Thanks for the help! This is my first betta, so I might be over-reacting!
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:46 PM   #2 
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In my little Eclipse I removed the bio-wheel and placed some poly-fill in that space to slow the water flow....it also adds more places for the good bacteria to colonize and extra filtering out of large particles

I use the poly-fill that you get in the craft dept that is used to stuff pillows, quilts etc.....I use it for all my filters for their media

Love to see some pic and Welcome to the forum.....
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:52 PM   #3 
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Welcome to the forums! Pretty much what OFL said haha.
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Old 12-25-2010, 09:53 AM   #4 
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okay I'll look for some polyfill...thanks for the tip!
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