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Tank and filter for a betta

Postby ag09 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:06 pm

Hi everyone,

I have a 54L that will be empty in a few weeks as I am in the process of moving all my fish to my new 125L tank.

I was thinking about redoing the tank, adding a lot more plants and getting a betta.

I know they like slow moving currents as their fins make it difficult for them to swim easily and currently I have a fluval U2 filter in the tank. I was wondering if the current it produces would be to strong for a betta.

Does anyone know if this would be a problem?

Thanks so much for reading!
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Re: Tank and filter for a betta

Postby Carylnz » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:53 pm

If you think it is too much you can face the outlet towards the glass, or grow a large plant in front of it to diffuse the flow.
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Re: Tank and filter for a betta

Postby ag09 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:04 pm

I was thinking about the plant idea :)

Thanks for the reply :D
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Re: Tank and filter for a betta

Postby Rick » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:53 pm

I've got the u2 in one of my community tanks that has a betta, there's no issue with the flow at all really. You can slow the flow quite a bit to your liking by using the little piece of plastic that clips to the filter outlet spout, I have mine pointing towards the surface and back of the tank (diagonally up and left) and that gives a nice gentle flow :D

Some tall plants are good to use, for the betta to hang out in, all of mine seem to spend time almost sat in a plant
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Re: Tank and filter for a betta

Postby ag09 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:13 pm

Ah I see,

I left that bit off the filter but I still have it. That's what I'll do!

I'm planning on getting a lot of plants as I love planted tanks :)

Thanks for the advice :D
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