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I have tried using the search function but I can't find exactly what I'm looking for. Has anyone modified the flow using a spray bar?
I have a baby betta getting blown around a bit and thought this would help him.
I've read you can take apart a sponge filter and use the intake tube as a spray bar.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Pick up a prefilter sponge and put it on the output. Diffuses the flow perfectly for a betta. Fluvals prefilters work perfectly for this and require no modification, just pull the flattened end off and put the sponge on.

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What type of filter is being used presently?
If it is a sponge filter,then this would create less flow than spray bar.
Sponge filter's generally just release bubbles upwards, and do not create much flow.
Fishes can easily swim away from upward bubbles created by sponge filter.
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No it's the standard set up as sold.
I have turned it down as low as it will go. He might get used to it but if I can assist in reducing flow then I want to.
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I could be wrong but I believe that some people have put a few holes in the hose leading to the output. This not only lowers the flow of the output but it creates current in the chamber that would otherwise be somewhat stagnant.That's also good i f the chamber is housing your heater.

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I read that you could attach the out put part of an internal sponge filter to the output part of the fluval filter. And use it like a spray bar.
So I purchased 2 sizes- but both are exactly the same size as the connection for the fluval output.
Does that make sense??
So I cut a small piece of the internal tube and connected them together with that.
I wish I had more of this size tubing to make a better cut but it is working.
The flow is moving but do I have enough flow??
The filter is on the lowest setting still.
Maybe I can play with it a little still.
And get more of this size tubing.
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