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Old 07-16-2011, 12:10 AM   #1 
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A good filter that won't disturb bubble nests or create much current?

Okay, I have my lovely boy Persica living in a 5 gallon tank with no other fish, and I was wondering what type of filter would work well for him. I want something that doesn't create much current so he'll be happy with his water. :) Also, I want something that doesn't disturb bubble nests! He had a nice bubble nest made in the fish store, so I know he's going to be quite the nester! And I don't want a filter destroying my boy's artwork. <3 I've been looking into the Tom Mini Internal Filter. Would this be a good one? Any other suggestions?
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:21 AM   #2 
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Any filter should work, i prefer the ones that hang of the lip of the tank. You can always baffle a filter with aquarium sponge and a rubber band. I do that and the water does not move at all since the water from the filter seeps through the sponge. Hope this helps!
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:28 AM   #3 
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Won't baffling the filter result in a filter that gets dirty super fast?

Also, how do you do this?
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:18 AM   #4 
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Baffling, at least if you do it right, doesn't actually reduce the flow of water, it just defuses it so that it seems like it is coming out a lot slower. Right now I have a Hagen filter that is baffled and the surface of the water is completely still!
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You just need to buy some aquarium sponge and put it in front of the opening where the water comes out and then use a rubber band to keep it there.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:24 AM   #6 
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If your not looking for a Hang on Back filter you could always buy a sponge filter and air pump.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:53 PM   #7 
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Or buy the small Tetra Whisper Filter, designed for 1-2 G tanks..

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Old 07-17-2011, 12:34 PM   #8 
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I have the tom mini filter and it works pretty well and has nice flow options :)
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