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Putting new water into a very planted tank

So I have a 10 gallon betta tank which is VERY full. I have lots of duckweed and three water lettuce up top as well as about 12 or so kinds of plants in the tank. The substrate I have is very very loose and easily disturbed as well. Is there anything I could buy or make to disperse the water enough that it doesnt disturb everything too much?
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Use airline/co2 tubing to siphon water in. Direct the flow to the side of the glass. It won't take that long to fill a 10 gallon...which is probably closer to 7-8 gallons of actual water capacity by the time you add substrate,rocks, wood and plants.
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So I have a 10 gallon betta tank which is VERY full. I have lots of duckweed and three water lettuce up top as well as about 12 or so kinds of plants in the tank. The substrate I have is very very loose and easily disturbed as well. Is there anything I could buy or make to disperse the water enough that it doesnt disturb everything too much?
I take a solo cup, drill or poke holes in the bottom of the cup. Then cut from the top down about 1.5" about 1.5" away from that cut make another cut from the top down. You now have a flap. I bend the lip of the flap over to make a hanger so you can hang it on the side of the tank. I usually use a clothes pin to pinch the flap onto the aquarium so it doesn't fall in and then pour the water in. Works great.
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I've tried using my airline tube that I use to take out the water but Idk, maybe because the tank is so high up from where i place my bucket, for some reason it never seems to work when i try. No matter how much I pump the little pump thing I have. Hmm maybe I'm just doing it wrong

Ohh a solo cup would probably work!! I'll have to try that!!! Thanks!!

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I usually use a small pasta strainer to soften the flow of the new water. Works amazingly well for me. I also refill the tank directly from the tap into the tank through a RV drinking water hose, so it has quite a bit of pressure. Could probably get a strainer from the local dollar store!



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