Right now I've got some moss strategically held in place at the filter output, as well as water sprite floating at the surface, which really helps, but when I drop a piece of food in (just for an example), I can still see it move around the surface. I'm worried this will prevent my little guy from bubblenesting. (I'm not looking to breed or anything, just wanting my fish to be happy.) I've also got just a little bit of hermit crab sponge at the bottom of the intake grate.
I'd love advice. I don't think my "solution" is the best one, although I was careful to adjust it until I didn't hear any motor strangeness. Also the bio-wheel is operating normally. I am not actually clogging the output with the moss, it's held in place just outside that area.
Before my modifications, it looked like my fish was riding a tidal wave when he went through the sweet spot where the output flowed.
He needs still
How have other people baffled these tanks? I want his water to be as still as possible! Thanks in advance.