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Old 08-25-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
 
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new sparkling gouramis Another question!

My new new sparkling gouramis seem to be adjusting to my tank but I reread the info about them not liking much water flow and I am wondering if I have too much for them. I have a 10 gallon well planted tank with rocks & bogwood. The HOB filter is a Penquin bio wheel 100 and it does cause a good current in part of the tank.

How do I know if it is too much and what can I do about it if it is too much?
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:05 PM   #2
 
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My new new sparkling gouramis seem to be adjusting to my tank but I reread the info about them not liking much water flow and I am wondering if I have too much for them. I have a 10 gallon well planted tank with rocks & bogwood. The HOB filter is a Penquin bio wheel 100 and it does cause a good current in part of the tank.

How do I know if it is too much and what can I do about it if it is too much?

If the fish is having difficulty swimming then its too much, youll have to use your best judgement. I tend to baffle most of my filters whether the fish need it or not since its easier on them and it makes the filter quieter.

As for getting the current down, you can baffle it or place something large in front of the flow to disperse it.


Here is a baffle tutorial that you can use, its what Uve been doing and it works well.
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:39 PM   #3
 
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I would reduce the current as much as possible, by the methods previously mentioned or another filter like a sponge. All gourami are from quiet waters, swamps, ponds, and the like, or flooded forest, or very quiet streams.
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