03-06-2012, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by AlainaToadpipe
I have a 10 gal tank, currently with only my male betta in it. He's loving the space, but it seems as though the filter is creating too strong a current in the tank. I currently have a Tetra Whisper filter 10. It says it's for 5-10 gallon tanks, but I can't imagine how intense the current would be in a 5 gal if it is this strong in my 10. Are there any suggestions on how to adjust the flow? I had considered getting a light dimmer and only running it with 3/4 power, but not sure if anyone has tried that successfully. I figured that if I tried to block the flow from the intake it would just burn out the motor. Or, should I just get a smaller filter?
You can try putting a sponge filter on the intake, and that will somewhat slow down the rate of water going in, but it may be only minimual. It won't burn out the motor.