I have one of those 2.5 gallon glass aquariums you get at petco/petsmart, I'm also wanting to eventually get or use a filter in it and a heater. The heater I was thinking about is one of the 7.5 watt heater. I do have some small filters one is the small heater from a ocean free setup that I bought 5-6 years ago and haven't never used, it is similar to a red sea mini filter. Also have a penn plax 170 filter and a 1-3 gallon tetra internal filter, just curious what would be the best for this tank? Also have seen on you tube I believe where someone had bought the penn plax small world filter and had taken off the back and replaced it with crushed bio rings and a sponge and used rubber bands to keep it together so as they could just rinse out the sponge when needed so they wouldn't have to buy another one.