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I only have one fish my tank (Male Beta) and it can barely swim over to the left side of my tank.


My canister filter, Eheim 2075, doesn't seem to be working that well.

What can I do to lower the pressure, or am I having the exhaust face the wrong way?

(It's too long to have it go side to side, it's on the left back side of my tank facing the front)
 

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I'm assuming you've already tried decreasing the flow via the switch?

You could also point different parts of the spray bat different directions - I point mine up to crest surface ripples, as well as angled.
 

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I only have one fish my tank (Male Beta) and it can barely swim over to the left side of my tank.


My canister filter, Eheim 2075, doesn't seem to be working that well.

What can I do to lower the pressure, or am I having the exhaust face the wrong way?

(It's too long to have it go side to side, it's on the left back side of my tank facing the front)
i would cut the spray bar to fit the tank to go from side to side, having only the pressure on the one side blowing to the front will not move water around the tank like you want and hence why the betta can not swim well in that side is due to how strong the current is on that one side.

Bump: here is how i had my 2215 on my 75g for the longest time and it was doing well flowing out on the top and sucking it back to it on the bottom in a circle in the tank. look at the right side of the tank. i have two filters on mine right now so ignore the left one.
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There is a switch for the pressure?

And I will try to dismantle the spray bar and make it two pieces not three so it can fit like mentioned above.

I will report back after my nap

I am thankful for both you helping me!
 

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I cannot find the switch, my beta is really worried and trying to hide from the strong current.


Are you folks instructing me to look at the spray bar I made more small for a valve? If so, anyone have a picture or an idea on if it's close to the part that's submerged in the tank?
 

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I cannot find the switch, my beta is really worried and trying to hide from the strong current.


Are you folks instructing me to look at the spray bar I made more small for a valve? If so, anyone have a picture or an idea on if it's close to the part that's submerged in the tank?
take the spray bar and put it to flow length wise into the tank like mine is then keep the intake next to it on the bottom it will make the current in the whole tank more equal and have no dead spots. !do not close the valve on your filter as it can build up pressure and pop the top off of some! happens when the filter can push the pressure enough or if you have a ceramic shaft it can break them from unequal load on one side of shaft(back pressure possible) worst i have had was a clip on my 2215 broke free with the 2217 impeller inside of it.

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I only have one fish my tank (Male Beta) and it can barely swim over to the left side of my tank.


My canister filter, Eheim 2075, doesn't seem to be working that well.

What can I do to lower the pressure, or am I having the exhaust face the wrong way?

(It's too long to have it go side to side, it's on the left back side of my tank facing the front)
post a photo of you tank and i will be able to determine exactly what you need to do other wise i think you are overthinking this and getting more confused.
 

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I turned my spray bar (Exhaust) towards my glass instead of towards the other side of the glass (it's literally just blasting into the glass):







Thank you for being active in my thread, I am very blessed to be a part of this community.

Please advise with any positive or negative feed back and guidance.
 

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the 2215 would be perfect for great flow here Eheim 2215 Canister Filter
or for minimal flow i would go with 2213 here Eheim 2213 Canister Filter

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Don't downgrade your filter.. Maybe add some more media inside thick filter pads to slow down the flow a bit! More filtration the better!
filtration and flow are two very separate things sir, filtration is how well it cleans, flow is just how fast it turns over amount of water, being that he has a basket design it will flow faster more than it will clean which is why i recommend going a little smaller and using the eheim classics because they clean so well, you don't need to have it full blast for the same tank look.
 

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if it has to much current and setup as in the photo then you might have to just downsize the filter
Just my luck the $75 filter I got off craigslist is no good :(

I did get it for a steal, and I bet I can keep it or sell it for just about the same price.

Don't downgrade your filter.. Maybe add some more media inside thick filter pads to slow down the flow a bit! More filtration the better!
I like this solution, does anyone else second this? >:)

the 2215 would be perfect for great flow here Eheim 2215 Canister Filter
or for minimal flow i would go with 2213 here Eheim 2213 Canister Filter

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filtration and flow are two very separate things sir, filtration is how well it cleans, flow is just how fast it turns over amount of water, being that he has a basket design it will flow faster more than it will clean which is why i recommend going a little smaller and using the eheim classics because they clean so well, you don't need to have it full blast for the same tank look.
Oh, now I get it - So the more filtration is not a bad thing, but more flow is!

I don't want to stress out my only fish, but for now it seems like he is use to the flow with the water hitting my glass instead of spraying towards the tank; Should I wait it out a little, or should I record a five minute video of how he swims so you folks can help me decide?
 

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Just my luck the $75 filter I got off craigslist is no good :(

I did get it for a steal, and I bet I can keep it or sell it for just about the same price.



I like this solution, does anyone else second this? >:)



Oh, now I get it - So the more filtration is not a bad thing, but more flow is!

I don't want to stress out my only fish, but for now it seems like he is use to the flow with the water hitting my glass instead of spraying towards the tank; Should I wait it out a little, or should I record a five minute video of how he swims so you folks can help me decide?
a video will definitely help me as i used to breed bettas with a friend back in the day, but yes if he is better with the flow as it is right now just put some better filter pads inside and wait for a few days to see how he is. also for the filter you have $75 was a steal if it was in like new condition, i would keep it and store it in case of a tank upgrade in the future to a 75-125 gallon tank just make sure you dry everything for a few days to keep it fresh inside the filter
 

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Thank you very much for the support. The filter was used by someone with a salt water aquarium, and it is extremely difficult to prime the filter.

I will definitely post a video after uploading to a website like Youtube.

First, I need to go buy a heater for my tank and do I need anything else before going to PetSmart?

I was planning on purchasing this: Amazon.com : Aqueon 06108 Pro Heaters Submersible Aquarium Heater, 200-Watt : Pet Supplies

Unless these are good too:
Fish Tank Heaters & Aquarium Thermometers | PetSmart

(I have a $10 off $30, figured I can't use it on live stock since my Beta will attack everything in site - right?)

Furthermore, do I need a pump in my tank - and what is a pump: Does it just move water around?
 

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Thank you very much for the support. The filter was used by someone with a salt water aquarium, and it is extremely difficult to prime the filter.

I will definitely post a video after uploading to a website like Youtube.

First, I need to go buy a heater for my tank and do I need anything else before going to PetSmart?

I was planning on purchasing this: Amazon.com : Aqueon 06108 Pro Heaters Submersible Aquarium Heater, 200-Watt : Pet Supplies

Unless these are good too:
Fish Tank Heaters & Aquarium Thermometers | PetSmart

(I have a $10 off $30, figured I can't use it on live stock since my Beta will attack everything in site - right?)

Furthermore, do I need a pump in my tank - and what is a pump: Does it just move water around?
if you are talking about a circulation pump all that does is move water around, so you don't have a area with little flow. also the heater you linked is pretty good for the price, just make sure to check it with a thermometer for accuracy. also i like to try and put black backgrounds on my tanks so they help the fish get darker/more colorful.

Bump: also you could get some dwarf gourami, white cloud minnows, neon tetras, cherry barbs, ect to accompany the betta
 

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I am seriously thankful for you and everyone else who comes to this forum.

You don't know how happy I am to be getting help and not being ignored.

I hope one day you get just as much as help, if not more, when you are in need of it!

I will go ahead and just let you know this tank has only been running for two days, so I am not sure if it is save to put live stock in it.

I don't have any test kits, I am somewhat worried about this..should I go buy some? If so, any brand in particular? *I can go to petco or smartsmart / or local fish store*

EDIT 4/30/16 @ 4:12PM PST


My youtube video will be up in 15minutes:

https://youtu.be/t3tV2BTL97M

Let me know what you think about my fish or if I need to record another three-five minute video with him swimming near the left side of the tank where the exhaust spray is.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I am seriously thankful for you and everyone else who comes to this forum.

You don't know how happy I am to be getting help and not being ignored.

I hope one day you get just as much as help, if not more, when you are in need of it!

I will go ahead and just let you know this tank has only been running for two days, so I am not sure if it is save to put live stock in it.

I don't have any test kits, I am somewhat worried about this..should I go buy some? If so, any brand in particular? *I can go to petco or smartsmart / or local fish store*
test kits are a good idea, just make sure you check the exp date on them if it is the liquid dropper ones if you are going to keep the tank below 80 degrees i recommend putting a few neons or white clouds in every week once the water parameters are in check, reason you want to do a few at a time is so the biological bacteria have time to colonize in between fish loads
 

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test kits are a good idea, just make sure you check the exp date on them if it is the liquid dropper ones if you are going to keep the tank below 80 degrees i recommend putting a few neons or white clouds in every week once the water parameters are in check, reason you want to do a few at a time is so the biological bacteria have time to colonize in between fish loads
Thanks for the heads up on the expiration dates.

Someone on eb4y is selling 6 adult Dwarf Gourami Trichogaster lalius for $60 shipped. They look so nice!

The same seller has white clouds for the same price (six of them).

Very nice looking fish you recommended.

I really like tetras as well, but I don't want cardinals - it seems like they are a tad popular, I want something a bit more exotic if possible.


Also, in my previous post I put up a youtube video that is still being processed.
 

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I cannot find the switch, my beta is really worried and trying to hide from the strong current.


Are you folks instructing me to look at the spray bar I made more small for a valve? If so, anyone have a picture or an idea on if it's close to the part that's submerged in the tank?

Hey, In this picture, the "flow controller" is the switch right above the word "Eheim", and below the connection

http://www.consolegames.ro/forum/at...3981-proiect-aquamonk-aquamonk_eheim_2075.jpg

you can move it all the way to the right to lower the flowrate
 

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