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Old 01-08-2013, 05:46 PM   #1 
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Filter Choices, Any Suggestions? (Kritter Keeper)

Cadence my VT betta currently live in a 1 gal minibow, with plenty of water changes, but I want to upgrade to a 3 gal Petco kritter keeper. I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion for a nice filter that I could use with it and still keep the lid on (I have a cat so I need the lid). Thanks for all your help!
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:49 PM   #2 
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Oh! also links to buy any suggestions are extremely appreciated. :)
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:47 AM   #3 
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Sponge filter with a control knob on the air supply line so you can slow down the bubbles.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:39 AM   #4 
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I don't filter my Kritter Keepers, just observe frequent water changes. AFAIK, filter a tank that small isn't really worth it because of the difficulty establishing the nitrogen cycle....small tanks don't keep a stable cycle
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:36 PM   #5 
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Sponge filter with a control knob on the air supply line so you can slow down the bubbles.
100% agree and you can make your own tiny sponge filter
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:48 PM   #6 
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A filter in that small of a tank is really optional. I don't filter anything smaller than 5 gallons, and that is only because the 5 gallon is overstocked. My 10 gallon does not and will not have a filter. A filter can lure people in a false sense of security about water cleanliness and also it just makes water changes more difficult imo.

It is also very important to note that if you have live plants a filter will be very detrimental to their growth, especially a sponge filter, or anything that add bubbles to the water column as that will remove any CO2 in the water.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:15 PM   #7 
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I also don't bother with filters on mine - only 10g and up get filters (not eough outlets for everything). I know there is the tetra 3i and the small world filter that are both supposed to be for small tanks. Never used either one though.

you need an airpump and tubing
http://www.bigalspets.com/smallworld...FUid4AodOW4ANw

If it ws me, I would just pay the $15 and get a 5 gallon. Then you can cycle it, supposedly smaller tanks can cycle, but eh, I don't think it would be worth it.

Originally not even the 10's had filters. My apt was old and not in good repair when I lived in Alaska. I though I might start an electrical fire if I had too much stuff plugged in. Oddly enough, the day I was to move out, the apt that was the furthest away from me did have an electrical fire.

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