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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys how's it going? My names Roman. Stumbled onto this forum while doing some research on betta fish care. Sadly I started my research after I bought my fish. Turns out I was mis informed by the employee at the petco where I bought my fish. I had bought a half gallon container along with the fish because the lady told me that was all I needed. After doing some research I realized I would need a bigger tank so I went out and bought a 10 gallon tank for it. I wanna get a filter for the tank but I'm not too sure what kind to get. If you have any advice it would be greatly appreciated.




Btw my fish's name is Cho'gath he is the terror of the void (you'd do best to fear him)
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 06:06 PM
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Hello, and welcome to the forum! (:

For a 10G, I'd get an AquaClear 20 or a sponge filter. Both are great, and good luck with your cycle! Also, I love his name.

Over hundreds of bettas die in their small, dirty cups each day. Only you can help them live. Research and then save them, today!
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Thank you very much for the assistance. I will look up that filter. I was looking at some of the cheaper 10 gallon filters at petco the run 15-20 dollars, but I had read that a more gentle filter its preferred for a betta. I am completely clueless about aquarium and aquarium accessories
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Yeah, it's true the bettas like the more gentle flow.. Sponge filters are best for the job, they have no intake and for the outflow, there are just bubbles.

I think the Tetra Whisper is also nice, I've seen a lot of people who have them. It's pretty cheap, too.

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Yeah the tetra whisper is one of the filters I was looking at
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I've used the Tetra Whisper 10i filter and was really happy with it. The flow is not adjustable, but it's pretty easy to baffle if you need to.

I've heard great things about Aqua Clear filters, but never owned one myself (maybe someday!)

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What is this baffle you speak of? It baffles me
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 09:58 PM
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Nice pun. *clap clap*

A baffle is a sponge, or a water bottle that makes the current softer; making it easier for the fish to swim. Observe.

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Nice thanks for the help I actually picked up the filter today on my way home. I'm gonna have to wait till I get paid again Friday to buy the rest of my aquarium supplies
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I recommend you start doing some research about the nitrogen cycle and cycle your tank. A big tank is best cycle so cleaning is easy. :)

Here are some great places to get started:
Fishlore
Fishless Cyle
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