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Old 10-13-2009, 04:38 PM   #11 
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that they do but like I said the noise is minimal in my opinion...
one of my girls got mad at me when I tried to switch out to a different filter because the bubbles went away... she flared at me every time I was near the tank
besides I just use it it help with water circulation (I don't like the idea of my girls sitting in stagnant water... aka... the vase) I change the water pretty regularly
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:12 PM   #12 
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Well yeah, but that's an airstone and airpump that make the bubbles, people are tricked into thinking it's really a filter and they're good.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:25 PM   #13 
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Would this be considered a good tank perhaps?

http://www.allpetmall.com/24937-pid.html
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:26 PM   #14 
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I would say so. It's got the bio-wheel which is really nice. I'd say go for it if you like it!
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:59 PM   #15 
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yeah I was really confused at first but upon looking it up supposedly it will draw waste downward to where helpful bacteria will break it up... personally I find this a stretch so I just make sure the tank is cleaned myself... i am considering looking at a better filter for when I can get a larger tank
How do the bettas do with the bio wheel setup. I used to have a tank with a whisper filter but I do not use the filter since it liked to suck fish fins in then drown the fish
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Does anyone know how to remedy the suction issues?
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:04 PM   #16 
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yes- you tie a bit of panty hose material or similar around the intake
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:11 PM   #17 
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ok so that also reduces the 'vacuum effect'... I had done that when I had gotten a pair of African Dwarf Frogs when they tried to climb into the filter and otherwise explore it in any manner possible
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:39 PM   #18 
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I actually quit doing the panty hose method. Having live plants, my filter didn't suck any of the stuff it was supposed to. I found the best remedy for me was to buy some filter sponge, cut a piece off, and stick it inside the intake tube where the slits are. It works great. It slows suction down, and it allows my filter to filter again.

But about the topic of this thread, I have the Eclipse Corner 5 and I LOVE it. I have 2 of them and as mentioned before they are really quiet. I have one on each side of my bed :) However, I think that for the price you pay for the 2 gallon, for $10 more you can get the 3 gallon at Petsmart and give your fish more room. Plus, from what I have heard it is hard to cycle a tank that is 2-2.5 gallons. Good luck with your decision!
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Thanks for the suggestion! :) Hopefully I'll be making a decision today so I can give my little guy a great start.
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:28 AM   #20 
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personally id get a 10 gallon tank that comes with a hood, ive seen them at walmart, petco and petsmart for $30 including the hood light. then id get a heater about $15 and a filter about $20......gravel is cheap and you can also go to the dollar store and get a 2lb bag of river rock for a $1, maybe a bag or two of that...not a bad setup, especially cost, and he will enjoy it for years to come
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