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Battling bga, how do you provide water movement

My daughter has an ocean free tank for her betta. I have been occasionally trying to plant it , but it keeps gettting bga. I know I should put the 13 watt light on a timer. I have heard water flow helps prevent bga.

Would love to here how the group gets water movement in their nanos.

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I would but a azoo/red see nano filter on it, but can not find one local (w/o buying a complete new aquarium). Am seriously considering putting a sump on the whole thing at the moment.

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Go to BigAlsonline.com. The Red Sea nano power filter is like $7 or $8. I bought mine from them. The Azoo filter which is almost the same, you can get it from DrsFosterSmith.com. And I also think that it's about the same price.
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Thanks for the reply, it got my mind to working and problem is now solved. I called my lfs and they are getting it put into their next order. They might be a couple $ more than bigals, but they will not be charging postage so the total is less.

I will probably bring them some plants tomorrow, and get the filter on credit - can't beat that.

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don't bettas hate water movement? Maybe a nano filter will be small enough flow for the betta, depending on the tank size.


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Thanks for the reply, it got my mind to working and problem is now solved. I called my lfs and they are getting it put into their next order. They might be a couple $ more than bigals, but they will not be charging postage so the total is less.

I will probably bring them some plants tomorrow, and get the filter on credit - can't beat that.
Ah but you will be paying tax. Depending on what your local tax is, shipping could be less.
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don't bettas hate water movement? Maybe a nano filter will be small enough flow for the betta, depending on the tank size.
My bettas love the water movement. They swim right under the current and get pushed around and they go right back to it. It's fun to me as I bet it's fun to them.



But if too much flow is an issue, just add some more filter floss and call it a day. That should reduce some of the outflow.
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