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post #1 of 3 Old 08-25-2012, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 3 Old 08-25-2012, 02:05 PM
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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.
Step-By-Step Filter Baffle
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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.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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