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  1. Default Filter flow too powerful?


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    I just made a quick video showing how powerful my filter is and how much water movement it creates. I want to get a Betta but im concerned my filter will blow it around the tank, thoughts?



    I tried reducing the flow rate up to 50% but it didnt seem to make much difference, I was thinking I could aim the output nozzle towards a plant or something to reduce the water movement (if necessary?)

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    I could not see what type of filter you had, but the flow did not look all that bad. Your plastic plants were not moving a lot at all

    If you have a HOB filter, you could try a DIY flow diverter and run the filter at full output (link below).

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...=flow+diverter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    I could not see what type of filter you had, but the flow did not look all that bad. Your plastic plants were not moving a lot at all

    If you have a HOB filter, you could try a DIY flow diverter and run the filter at full output (link below).

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...=flow+diverter
    Its an external filter, a JBL CristalProfi e901, all that is in the tank is the output pipe which I can aim in whatever direction I want/need to, at the moment its aimed at the middle of the tank.

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    Flow seems fine in the video. If you think it is too much, you could try what Cliff suggested. If the filter has a spraybar or pipe for the output, you could get a small aquaclear sponge and cut a hole in it, then put cover the output with it. That will help spread out the force of the flow.

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    It's breaking up the surface water nicely. Looks perfect to me.

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    After viewing your video I agree with the above. It didn't look over powering.
    I have a Betta in a small desk tank and the out put seemed a little strong for a calm water species but he finds the tank just fine. He stays out of the out put surge unless there is food involved, and acts normally. By normally I mean he owns the tank and nothing, even the cat, are allowed to enter his domain.

    I dont think your filter will be a problem for a Betta. Just make sure he gets enough to eat. You may have to turn off the filter when feeding pellets. Once they submerge they go to the bottom quick.
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