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Pump flow is too strong for Betta.

Discussion in 'Betta Splendens' started by RainGamma, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. RainGamma

    RainGamma New Member

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    So my tank has a build in filtration. And basically this is it. https://www.amazon.com/Coralife-Fis...ocphy=9008140&hvtargid=pla-306799716858&psc=1



    I’m using it for fresh water instead of salt water which they said you can. My only problem is that the pump is too strong for my Betta fish and I can control the pressure or you know slow down the current. This is the pump it comes with https://intankaquatics.com/coralife-size-29-size-led-32-biocube-replacement-pump/
    It shows all the specs if you want to see. Does anyone know any pump that would be weaker and a current my Betta could handle? I found a different version of it which I think it would be less strong than the one I have which is right here. https://www.amazon.com/Coralife-14-...ocphy=9008140&hvtargid=pla-305169381734&psc=1 It’s for a different version of it but I think it should work if I get it. But if there is any other pump that would be better please send me some.
     
  2. PheonixKingZ

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    If you had a sponge filter, the flow would be a lot less. May I please see a picture of said pump? :)
     
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    Hello and welcome to TFF!!!

    Horrible idea to place such a strong pump for bettas. Please remove immediately for the well being of your betta!!

    Good luck!!
     
  5. PheonixKingZ

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    It is a bad idea. but it better than nothing! :)
     
  6. RainGamma

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    Doesn’t matter anymore I’m getting a new tank with a new filter. So that’s great at least my Betta will feel better
     
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    I use whisper 1-4 gallon. My Betts sleeps behind it. I'm using it in a 5g. Works real well.
     
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    I’ve used them all and I swear there is nothing better than a sponge filter in a betta tank.
     
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