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Old 08-06-2011, 01:49 PM   #1 
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hi,
i recently bought a 5 gallon starter fish tank from Petsmart. It came with a Whisper 10i filter. When i added my betta fish to my tank i noticed that the water emitted from the filter created a strong current that divided my tank in half, which basically created a barrier dividing the tank so my fish is stranded on one side of the tank. However, i moved a japanese lantern fish house thing to break the current which allows my fish to swim freely except at the top of the tank. I don't like the fish house thing in the middle of the tank.

Is there anything i can do to weaken the flow from the filter or should i buy another filter that isn't as strong. thanks!
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:57 PM   #2 
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Yes there is! It's called baffling the filter and there's many ways to do it.

Here's a thread with instructions for making a plastic one as well as alternatives throughout the thread.

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=30139

Be sure to read the entire thread (or at least skim it) to see other ways of baffling. Once you've done that you can make your own decision as to which way to go. Personally, I went with an aquarium sponge baffle because the water bottle method seemed a little iffy on the safety side.

Oh, and welcome to the forum! It's very friendly here so you've come to the right place :)
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