My boyfriend noticed last night that the filter was hardly filtering. Just a little trickle into the sponge. We replaced the pantyhose around the suction portion (icky icky) and WHOOSH super strong filter. It created quite the current and little Norman was not enjoying it.
Anyways, now that the flow has returned to normal, our baffle setup is failing. We have cut section of water bottle and a sponge like in the thread, all held up with tape. Only one end is taped because I can't get the other end to stick to the back of the filter ramp thing. The sponge is too heavy, pulls the water bottle forwards towards the flow, water runs over the edge of the bottle, wets the tape, tape becomes useless. There has to be a better way. I've including pictures of what we have done to keep it attached at the moment.
Side question: Those bubbles. I don't think Norman is making those. I guess I can't be sure, but those don't seem like his at all. The filter hasn't made those before. Is it just the water the water is flowing?