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Old 06-29-2011, 06:55 AM   #1 
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Question Few questions bout my new tank! Help please!

Right, bought this tank for my new betta that i am collecting this evening or tomorrow as its got a light and filter built in!

Two quesions about the filter:

1. Does it matter where the tube ends? i presume the longer (closer to the bottom of tank) is better but the shorter one gives more room in tank?






2. How can i slow up the water going back into tank?



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Old 06-29-2011, 09:27 AM   #2 
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For the tube, the longer is better because the end is tapered and narrow so there's less chance of your betta getting sucked up (it's amazing what they can fit in). For the flow, check and see if there is a little tab, dial, or knob that regulates the flow. Otherwise, a baffle can be made or a piece of filter sponge can be placed in the outpour.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:30 AM   #3 
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I too think the longer one is better. It'll help suck up the gross stuff from the gravel since its longer.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:34 AM   #4 
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I was just worried that there is more chance of him swimming around it and getting sucked in (if its even powerful enough) if it was further down?

I've found some sponge I will see what I can do :)
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If he's determined to swim around it, low is definitely better since it's narrower. I know that when I take the bottom part of my filter tube off to clean it, I can see how wide the tube actually is and how easy it'd be for my fish to get sucked up if it weren't for the taper on the bottom part. Anything 1/2" in diameter or more is fair game. Trust me, I know from experience with a siphon hose.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:49 AM   #6 
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Yeek! Scary!
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:03 AM   #7 
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there is no hole at the bottom tho? it has a flat bottom so water gets drawn in through the holes if that makes sense. so no chance of betta swimming up it :) i just thought if it was higher and out the way, he would have abit more room to swim around the bottom of the tank?

sorted the flow out now, collecting betta in 2 and half hours time!
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:07 AM   #8 
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just incase you are wondering its the same tapered end piece, its just a tube you can add/remove to make it longer or shorter :)
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Actually, he'll probably like swimming around it. My bettas love little "obstacle courses" that the plants and things make and weave in and out all the time. Plus, I think you'll find your guy can fit behind the tube easy so it doesn't really get in the way that much. But you choose either way you're most comfortable with.
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lol making decisions is my weak point! ive put the tube on now lol see what he is like around it :) will get pictures and make a new thread when he is here
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