Air Pump And Bubble Wall Questions

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So I finally got my bubble wall setup. It's an led bubble wall rated for a 5-10 gallon tank. I have a 20 gallon tall hexagon. I got a tetra whisper 40 figured it would be good if I wanted to split the tube for a sponge filter. I turn it on and my red eye tetras cannot swim the current is to hard. Would it be the pump is too strong or because I have a shorter length aquarium than a normal 20g? Just wondering. I love it but the fish not so much
 

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The pump is too strong but you can calm it down by getting or
. It is also a good idea to put the bubble wall against one of the walls so the fish don't have to swim over it.
 
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Yes it's on the wall I will get a bleeder valve for now. If I decide to split the line for a sponge filter this pump will handle both fine right?
 

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Rcslade124 said:
Yes it's on the wall I will get a bleeder valve for now. If I decide to split the line for a sponge filter this pump will handle both fine right?
It should handle both perfectly fine.
 
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Although I doubt I need an air wall and sponge filter probably over kill
 
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Yes it is

I wish I had done more research before getting the tank. Owell we live we learn
 

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Yes, fish prefer to swim back and forth, not up and down.

That's ok, it gives you the reason to get another tank when they go on sale again. A 29 gallon is a good size for a 2nd tank! Before the end of the year, PetSmart will have another 50% sale on their tanks and starter kits.

Here is a (LINK) to a thread in the forum that you may be interested in. It shows inexpensive and effective ways to boost your mechanical and biological filtration by adding DIY media to the filter. Lots of examples and pics. One of the main examples in the thread is the Silentstream filter that you have.
 
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Yes I am about to upgrade everything slowly. I'm hopefully almost finished with cycle then I am going to redo the filter setup. Using a small sponge and then a media bag and a filter pad at intake like the DIY post on filters. Then when I get a chance I'll upgrade hopefully before my tank has grown too small
 

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I was trying to bait you into joining the dark side of MTS, multiple tank syndrome, with the reference of getting another tank... ha

Many here on the forum are afflicted with MTS, including myself.
 
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Hah I have a 5.5 betta already. So it would be a third
 

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