05-17-2013, 08:41 AM
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Live plant at top of Fluval Chi nano?
Hi, all. I have an NPT Fluval Chi nano, and I just introduced a huge-finned male halfmoon to it on Wednesday. With this tank, the filter sits in the middle, and water cascades down around the filter box. It didn't occur to me that such a huge-finned betta might have an issue with it, but he seems to really dislike it--he spends most of his time either plastered up against the side of the filter box, or resting on the bottom.
I have the pebble box on top of the Chi, which definitely helps diminish the flow. I've read of people cutting pieces of plastic grass and placing around the pebble box to further help baffle, but I hate to put something plastic on an NPT.
I was thinking of buying a mat of this Riccia Fluitans
and cutting strips of it to place around the pebble box. What do you think? Would it be okay to have water going past that and into the tank all the time? And would the mat stay alive?
Here's a pic of the tank and fish in question.