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Old 07-19-2011, 11:36 AM   #1 
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Filter Issues.

Last week I finaly bought a 5 gallon tank kit for Tiberius. After plugging the in the filter I realized the current coming out of the top is too strong. Tiberius enjoyed playing in it for a while but when he was hiding behind his house I knew he had enough. So since then I have only left it on for small periods during the day.

I heard and have seen pictures that people have posted on here of a sponge rubber banded to where the water comes out. I want to do that but I was wondering if any clean/new sponge will work. I know to make sure that it dosen't have cleaning chemicals in it or anything but I wanted your opinion.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:58 PM   #2 
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You also have to be careful about anti mildew products that may be on the sponges at grocery stores...I usually use aquarium sponges just to be on the safe side..Sometimes you can buy them pretty big too so they can be cut down to size and you can stuff the other piece in the filter to help hold more beneficial bacteria. :)
I use these mostly because they're what I can find locally:
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:07 PM   #3 
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Yeah, I just got a sponge from Petco meant to clean the sides. I cannot stress enough how great it is - the baffle, I mean, not the sponge itself. The sponge is just a sponge :P
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