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Old 02-27-2012, 04:40 PM   #1 
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Had to turn filter off

Hi there. I got a Top Fin 3.5 gallon tank from Petsmart

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...uctId=11051817

The filter on it is way to strong and my new betta wont even come out from behind the filter. My last one did the same. This is even with a baffle on it.

I have a Marine i25 coming in the mail (got from Petsmart reviews on the original tank)

I am thinking about keeping the filter off until that one gets here on Wednesday. Is that ok to keep it off for that long?

Also, anyone have any experience with this filter?

Thanks!!
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:16 PM   #2 
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You don't need a filter at all because it is a small tank, just be sure that you're doing two water changes a week 50% and a 75%-100% that way you're keeping your ammonia under control and your water clean. Once you get your filter you can lower the water changes to a 25%-50% and another 50% a week.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:36 PM   #3 
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Won't changing it 100 percent mess up the cycle? Thanks for the response.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:37 PM   #4 
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From what I read a tank that smaller than a 5gallon is near impossible to maintain a cycle.
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