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Aqua Jon 02-02-2011 12:05 AM

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?

tanker 02-02-2011 12:32 AM

You can buy valves to adjust the flow from the air pump, or you could add a gang valve.

Aqua Jon 02-02-2011 02:54 AM

Ahh, thank you Tanker. I will try that and see how that works.

Mikaila31 02-04-2011 08:53 PM

or you could just skip the filter since its planted.

SinCrisis 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.

jschristian44 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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