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Old 05-21-2011, 04:33 PM   #1 
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Exclamation silly ,silly betta...

Today i made a filter baffle like one of them plastic bottle ones from the guide in the sticky but my betta Fortis decided to swim in between the filter and the baffle (the plastic from a bottle)!! Thankfully I was watching him at that moment and managed to switch the filter off in time. Im scared to think what would have happened if i wasnt there D: . Is there anything i can do to modify the baffle so he doesnt manage to do this sort of thing again?
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:38 PM   #2 
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you can do a baffle with those aquarium sponges, I never tried though.
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Old 05-21-2011, 04:45 PM   #3 
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I believe that you can get an aquarium sponge and stick it in the filter between the filter cartridge and the output. That way, you are baffling it and adding a sponge in which beneficial bacteria can live, and you can get rid of the plastic baffle.

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Old 05-21-2011, 05:13 PM   #4 
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I like to use the sponge method...Plastic bottles can be pretty sharp once they're cut. What I do is stick the aquarium sponge into the outtake flow area and then wrap a rubber band around to keep it in place.
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:29 PM   #5 
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I believe that you can get an aquarium sponge and stick it in the filter between the filter cartridge and the output. That way, you are baffling it and adding a sponge in which beneficial bacteria can live, and you can get rid of the plastic baffle.
My bad, that method is for baffling the output current, not the intake.
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:31 PM   #6 
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LOL. My betta Spazz did the same thing! Except he was in there for I don't know how long, and he seemed to like it as well.
Yeah, I think the sponge method would be the best, unless he actually likes the current, and thats why he went in the baffle...
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:03 PM   #7 
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For a picture of how to do the sponge/foam baffle, go to page 4 of the baffle sticky.
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:20 AM   #8 
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Okay thanks, i'll try the sponge method. No i dont think he likes the current , everytime i turned the filter on he would swim into the plant or cave to hide from it. Its a bit too strong. I think he went into the baffle because he saw bits of old food sticking out of the filter lol , he's always hungry x)
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:29 AM   #9 
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An aquarium sponge? Can't I just use a normal sponge...
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An aquarium sponge? Can't I just use a normal sponge...
a lot of dish washing sponges are treated with anti fungals that can be deadly to fish...As long as the package says it doesn't contain anything like that it might be safe...But I personally wouldn't risk it.. Aquarium sponge is pretty cheap they are about 3 dollars at most fish stores...They even sell pretty big ones that can be cut down to size to fit 2 filters...Or you can use one piece to baffle and the other piece to help hold beneficial bacteria in your filter media.
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