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  1. HELP: Tank Update

    Betta Fish Care
    Currently my fish Donny, is in a new bigger home and I wanna keep this his home.. but this is what keeps happening and I dont know what to do... please I need help. I added a sponge on the intake and then more sponge in the filter slot and it still has a current. Anything...please, right now I...
  2. Strong filter

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    I just set up Hammy's new tank after the first one sprung a leak but I see him being buffeted all over the tank by the current from the filter (the part where water cones out) but when I tried to get a new filter the guy at the pet store said I need a strong filter to clean a 10 gallon tank...
  3. Putting hands in tank?

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    My betta seemed to be having issues with the power of the filter, despite it being on the lowest possible setting. I noticed him only swimming up and down next to the filter, where the water did not have much of a current. Because of the kind of filter it is im not sure its possible to modify it...
  4. Filter Help! Are these filters poopy? How do I improve them? Filter suggestions?

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    Alright, this is my first time ever posting on this website, or even a website of this nature as a matter of fact, so I'm a bit nervous. I hope I don't embarrass myself.. I've been wanting a pet for a while now, and after several hours worth of thorough research and a hardy battle with my...
  5. Regarding overall health and filter questions?

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    Hi! I purchased my first fish, a male betta (Harvey), almost 2 weeks ago and he resides in a 10 gallon tank. Water heater kept @76, lots of silk plants that he loves and unfortunately bought that damn big sized spongebob house (daughter had to have it), gravel, thermometer, 120volt quietflow...
  6. Filter Current

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    I have a Tetra Whisper filter for 10g, but as I recently noticed, it is way too strong. I currently have it on while one fish is in there (another is in hospital, one is on its way from Thailand, and one is still in the petstore...somewhere xD). The betta has half the tank. It is divided and on...
  7. Sponge filter questions

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    Hi, I'm considering getting a sponge filter for my betta Severus because he has a lot of trouble with current and I feel like I'm torturing him by keeping his normal filter on. I have a few questions though. How does a sponge filter release the water back into the aquarium? Basically, how does...
  8. Filter Problems

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    I bought a Betta fish about 4 days ago who is in a 2.5 gallon aquarium with a Whisper 3i water filter for aquariums up to 3 gallons. Whenever I first got him, he would hide behind the filter so that the current wouldn't bother him. I provided him with a cave (which he rarely goes in) and I put a...
  9. Choosing a filter for a large tank

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    Hi all, I'm going to be setting up a 4 foot tank shortly which will be housing some female bettas. My current female betta tank has a sponge filter in it, but since I'm upgrading to a much larger tank I'm wondering what my filter options are that don't create a strong current but will filter the...
  10. Filter Creating Too Strong Current

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    I just upgraded my 5 gallon aquarium to a 10 gallon and decided that it was time to purchase a filter, since the aquarium is so large. I ordered the Aqueon QuietFlow 10, and installed it yesterday. From what I've observed, the current it creates is way too strong for my betta. He seems to have...
  11. Way to minimize airstone current?

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    I needed to add an airstone to my tank because I added ghost shrimp. I was trying to think of a way I can break the current at least in some section of the tank so that my fish can still build bubblenests if he wants. The airstone isn't remotely strong and I have a basic check valve on it, but...
  12. New Aquarium with strong filter

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    I just bought the Fluval Spec V and from reading reviews online I know that the current is too strong for bettas even when set on low. My first question is if there is any way to prevent this? I've read about filter sponges or using rubber bands and tie a piece of cloth to it (my filter thing...
  13. Fluval Spec (problems with the current)

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    We just recently moved my Betta into a five gallon Fluval Spec, but we are having major difficulties with the filter. The current is too strong for him to swim! Even when we put it on the lowest setting it was still to strong for him. Any suggestions?
  14. Filter current is still to strong!

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    I got Ciel a new tank today and it came with a filter. I got everything set up and as soon as I put him in I knew the current was too strong. I also noticed that the intake was sucking in his fins. I unplugged it right away. I've put pantyhose over the intake and even made the homemade filter...
  15. Easy Fix for Strong Current in Fluval Spec Tanks

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    I think it is time for me to give back to the community!! I have found an easy fix for Fluval Spec Tanks' common issue... Strong Current. There are many ways I saw on the forum including putting plants in front of it, tie a sponge on it, etc. Those are definitely good ways, but I'd like to...
  16. Many questions

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    windows 7 screen shot Is my tank. 2.5 gallons and just got a filter today. Has a little more light. For the longest time I had him in a two gallon bowl without a filter and just did water changes. I bought a filter today but my Betta seems to hate the water flow. I have it turned all the way...
  17. First Betta - is there anything I need to change?

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    TANK ^ It's a 2.5gal I got at walmart. It came with a tiny filter... I don't know how strong the current is. BETTA^ He wouldn't hold still. His name is Royal because he's bright blue. MOSS BALL^ Just a marimo moss ball I got at the pet store. Named Ben. Anyway, I know this is like the...
  18. Filter current quick fix

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    I have been searching the web for ways to slow the current from the filter in my 10 gallon tank. I came across the soda bottle fix many times. So I tried it out. It helped some... But not what I was hoping for. My betta was still swimming kind of hard and it was pushing his food around and down...
  19. Can i cover the filter intake with a sponge?

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    Basically i moved my betta to a 5 gallon because his fin got ripped either attacked by tankmates, self inflicted or because the filter was too strong for him, i don't know. I bought this new filter, it says for delicate tropical fish but it seems too strong for the betta as when he passes by...
  20. Filter Problem!

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    Hey guys, I got my betta a new tank with a low flow filter and it seems like he is fighting the current a little bit and he keeps going near it and getting stuck on the grating. what do I do?!?! I'm afraid it's going to hurt him!
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