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Old 07-04-2011, 11:52 AM   #1 
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Too Strong

I recently purchased a 'Betta Bow' tank. It's good, but the filter is a little too strong. It keeps on pushing Silver's food away, and Silver has to swim very fast to get his food before it moves.
How do I baffle this type of filter?
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:57 AM   #2 
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Go look at the show us your betta home's topic.
page 350. me and my wife hot glued a piece of plastic mesh to our filter.

it's a little bigger than yours i think but it works like a charm. plus if you ever put it in a bigger tank you can just rip it off since it's hotglue.

the mesh we bought at michaels for 53 cents
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:02 PM   #3 
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Another option is cutting a bottle on 2 sides (width of your filter exit)

then cut that cylinder on 1 side. and then wrap it around your filter . hang a piece of fishing lead (leadfree = better obviously) and tie it to the top of your baffle on both sides. and let it hang outside your tank this will keep it in place.

This is the filterbaffle that Neil D made. So credits to him :)
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:07 PM   #4 
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Here are pictures of my filter:



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Old 07-04-2011, 12:09 PM   #5 
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here's the sticky about baffling

and here's a post in the sticky about using a sponge baffle
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:09 PM   #6 
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My filter is different, so I don't understand how to baffle it. :/
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:52 PM   #7 
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It's really hard to see what your filter is mounted to, or its dimensions/shape as a whole from those pictures, but maybe you could use a rubber band to hold a sponge at the bottom mouth of the filter. Alternatively, you could cut out a rectangular piece of plastic (from milk jugs, beer pong cups, etc), cut out little chevrons, and I guess overlay the bottom part of your filter.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:22 PM   #8 
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I think I'm going to use the sponge technique. :D I'm horrible with spelling, as you can tell...
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:52 AM   #9 
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ahhhh ok, I've got an instruction set for you:
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=63945

This works for the 1g and 2.5g acrylic "bow front" tanks.
If you can use a drill bit to make the hole in the plastic disk, even better.
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