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post #1 of 6 Old 02-02-2011, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
DIY sponge filter for planted tank?

I have a 2.5g tank with a betta in it and was thinking of making a sponge filter for it, since those are very small filters and wont mess up the look. However, I have plants that I would like to thrive. If I reduce the size of the "bubble tube" near the surface of the water to constrict the bubbles, will this reduce the amount of surface disturbance enough? Or could I reduce the bubbles and therefore reduce the surface disruption in another way?
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-02-2011, 12:32 AM
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You can buy valves to adjust the flow from the air pump, or you could add a gang valve.
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post #3 of 6 Old 02-02-2011, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
Ahh, thank you Tanker. I will try that and see how that works.
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post #4 of 6 Old 02-04-2011, 08:53 PM
or you could just skip the filter since its planted.

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post #5 of 6 Old 02-07-2011, 05:04 PM
or use this: Deco Art Clear Nano Filter - Up to 3 gallons - 3 in. x 3 in. x 4 in. | Power Aquarium Filters | Filters | Aquarium - I have this on a 1.5g tank with a betta, with the current turned to min, my betta doesnt mind it at all.
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-08-2011, 10:28 AM
if you need a gang valve, i got a few extras. would save you time spending 10 dollars for 4 of them. ill sell one to you for 2.00 with free shipping. will also add a splitter valve.
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