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Old 09-12-2011, 04:16 PM   #1 
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Smile Oscar and his 6 Gal :D

My fish, Oscar, got a nice 6 gal aquarium JUST FOR HIM!

It has:
Oscar ( My Betta XD )
Biological Filter ( Sponge )
Lights
Thermometer
A hood so he wont jump even though I never saw him trying to do that.
River rocks as gravel
Plastic/Silk plants and toys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03N7W9ukzn8

I think the filter is REALLY strong so I turn it on for 45 minutes everyday.

Oscar loves his new house. He swims ALL THE DAY ( YES, ALL, BELIEVE ME :D ) and sleeps/Rests during the night. His life is very good and he is a very lucky spoiled fish :D

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Old 09-12-2011, 04:45 PM   #2 
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Very cute little guy.

Leaving a filter on for only 45 minutes a day is rather pointless, as any bacterial colonies that try to grow will end up dying.

Since you said it was a sponge filter; if it is too strong for him, you might want to pick up a lower rated air pump.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:02 PM   #3 
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The filter came built in with the aquarium, and I wont change it.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:28 PM   #4 
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The filter came built in with the aquarium, and I wont change it.
I'm sure it can be baffled to lessen the flow.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:31 PM   #5 
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Yep. Just add a chunk of filter media (or a chunk of natural sea sponge like they sell for fiddler crabs) inside the little filter chamber on the intake valve. It's an easy fix that doesn't take any mods to the filter.

Otherwise, It'd be better to not use the filter and do weekly water changes instead of turning it on a few minutes a day.

Glad he's enjoying his home!
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:26 PM   #6 
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If the sponge is running off an air pump. You can pick up a gangvalve from LFS. That will let you control the amount of air going to the sponge.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:20 PM   #7 
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What a cute baby boy :D
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:18 PM   #8 
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Thanks guys. I will see what I can do.

Notice him trying to bite the ears of the hipo :D I removed it because he was trying to do that so many times haha.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:50 PM   #9 
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A must to not turn your filter on and off, just shooting dead/dangerous bacteria into the tank. Cute guy, cute home!
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